The Society of Divine Vocations (Vocationist Fathers) was officially welcomed into the Archdiocese of Birmingham by His Grace the Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, during Holy Mass at St. Mary’s the Mount RC Church, Walsall, England, UK.
Among the guests present was the Order’s Superior General, Most Rev. Fr. Antonio Rafael do Nascimento, S.D.V., who travelled from Rome for the occasion.
During the mass, Fr. Salvatore Musella, S.D.V., from the Order, was inducted as parish priest. He said: “This is our first parish in England. The goal of our founder was to discern in young men their vocation and to live in an environment where they could be formed.”
On August 2nd, 2012, the Feast of Blessed Justin Russolillo, founder of the Vocationist Fathers, our brothers Roberto Ciardo, S.D.V., and Benedetto D’Autilia, S.D.V., consecrated their lives to God forever in poverty, chastity, and obedience and living according to the Charism of the Vocationist Fathers.