Southwark Vocations have produced a DVD “The Calling” to promote priestly vocations in England and Wales. The film begins with a young man wondering about his vocation, and ends with him discerning that he has to try a vocation to the priesthood.
Much of the DVD features a variety of priests and seminarians talking good sense about vocation to the priestly life in general and their own vocation in particular. There are sensible and down to earth comments on celibacy and on the importance of fidelity to the teaching of the Church.
I liked the comment of one seminarian:
“I think you should get up, follow Christ, be brave, and allow the Church to decide with you whether you have a vocation.”The DVD is professionally put together by Vast Media; it runs for 23 minutes and has an accompanying booklet which includes a lesson and workshop plans for use in schools and in parish groups. To purchase a copy (£10), email the Southwark Vocations Office.
Speaking of the Southwark Vocations Office, I see from the Southwark Vocations blog that they want some more traffic driven to Invocation 2012. This is a national discernment festival for young adults which will take place in the grounds of St. Mary’s College, Oscott in the Archdiocese of Birmingham from Friday 6th - Sunday 8th July 2012.
So do go over and have a look at Invocation 2012.