Fathers & Brothers 
Society of Divine Vocations


Fr. Antonio & priestThe 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.”

 Ordination in Pianura

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.

Prayer for the Canonization of BLESSED JUSTIN RUSSOLILLO

O most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for the well being of the Church you blessed with extraordinary gifts, Blessed Justin Mary of the Holy Trinity Russolillo and you made him a pious and zealous priest, an apostle of divine vocations and a fervent promoter of your glory, love and will for universal sanctification and for the divine union of all people, grant us the grace of experiencing the power of his intercession while imitating his devotion, humility, patience, zeal, and kindness.

May the grace ... (here you mention your intentions) … that you will grant us through his intercession, be of spiritual advantage to us, and soon bring about his canonization here on earth.

Three Glory Be ... in honor of the Holy Trinity