ZAMBALES, April, 18, 2015 – How do you even begin to invite a person to consider his life’s calling? More than fifty vocation directors discussed their “best practices” in inviting young people to consider the religious life.
At least fifty (50) Diocesan Vocation Directors with three (3) participants coming from the religious men congregations attended the 2nd National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (DVC) held at the Mansion Garden Hotel, Subic Bay, Zambales, from April 13 to 16, 2015 where each diocese discussed their “best practices” in promoting vocations.
They presented that very helpful to their ministry as diocesan vocation directors were “school to school” campaigns, conduct of vocation jamborees, youth camps and personal visits to families of aspiring youth.
The national conference was attended by Cotabato Archbishop, Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, DD. They were among the resource speakers who centered their talks on the Year of the Poor and on the theme of the conference dubbed “Vocation to Consecration: Witnessing to the Poverty of Jesus Christ”. Quevedo presented his talk on “Total Self-Giving: the Poverty of Consecration to Christ”, while Cardinal Tagle delivered his talk on “Witnessing to the Poverty of Jesus Christ”.
Fr. Benjamin P. Torreto, DCC, Cotabato Archdiocesan Vocation Director also attended the event. (Rachel F. Ayupan, Cotabato Archdiocese)