5.1.a.Annual day Redemptorist Missionary Vocation
5.1.a. Annual day for the promotion of the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation throughout the Congregation.
Within the context of Vocation Promotion, the General Secretariat of Formation emphasizes the decision of the General Government to establish the second Sunday of November as,
The annual day for the promotion of the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation throughout the Congregation.
What follows is the text of this important decision and some linked resources for this day.
The vitality with which the Congregation pursues its apostolic mission depends on the number and quality of the candidates who seek admission to the Redemptorist community. For that reason, all the confreres, out of love and appreciation for their own vocation, should zealously engage in the apostolate of fostering vocations to the Congregation. (Const. 79)
Decision: The General Government establishes the second Sunday of November as an annual day for the promotion of the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation throughout the Congregation. Effective 2015.
- We are aware that Vocation Promotion is the responsibility of each and every confrere, of each community and each Unit as well as those directly responsible for that ministry.
- In many countries, the Religious Sisters and Lay Missionaries are also deeply committed to promoting vocations to this charism, which belongs to us all.
- The best way to pass on and to promote vocations to the charism is through living authentically our Constitutions and Statutes, thus becoming authentic Redemptorist Missionaries, “as one missionary body” (Const. 2) together with “the most abandoned especially the poor” (Const. 1).
- This decision of the General Government is geared toward achieving the goal of keeping confreres and collaborators constantly aware of the need for vocation promotion and accompaniment of candidates interested in becoming Redemptorists.