Tuesday, May 24, 2011

AFRICA: CAMEROON: YOUTH MEETING TO PROMOTE VOCATIONS

Agenzia Fides REPORT - Ninety young aspirants to priesthood and religious life of the diocese of Edea and the neighboring dioceses of Douala and Yaoundé, lived three days of study, prayer and fraternity, from May 13 to 15, on the occasion of the seventh edition of "Festivoc 2011. The meeting was organized and coordinated by the Rogationist Fr. Philip Golez, with the help of the seminarians of the preparatory training at the house of St. Hannibal Mary Of France. The event was attended by thirteen religious congregations, men and women. For seven years the congregation of the Rogationists has been committed to keeping alive the ministry vocations in this diocese also attracting people from other neighboring dioceses.
According to the orientation of the theme of the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations - "Proposing vocations in the local church" - the young people worked with the help of a priest and a university teacher, seeking to deepen their knowledge about the role of young people in promoting vocations. On the evening of the first day a cultural program with songs, plays, sketches, etc. was presented, in order to allow their peers understand how they perceived and felt the call of the Lord in their lives. On the second day a conference on the theme of World Day for Vocations was held and was followed by group sharing and discussion, in the afternoon there was the presentation of all these religious families who were present. The procession with the Blessed Sacrament, adoration and confessions were the central moments of the Vigil of prayer for vocations. The festival ended with the solemn celebration of the Holy Mass presided by Archbishop Jean-Bosco Ntep, Bishop of Edea. Young people have already arranged to meet next year for the eighth edition of Festivoc

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