Sunday, April 25, 2010

For Your Vocation: Br. Tom Dion Featured on New Vocation Site

The US Bishops have begun a great new vocation site! One of the featured videos is of our Salesian Economer Brother Tom Dion, SDB! Check out the video and check out the new site. Anyone interested in Salesian life can check out our Salesian Vocation site here!

The U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is initiating a new website on April 25. According to a recent press release on the website sent to Fides by Father David L. Toups, Interim Executive Director of the Secretariat, the site is meant to be a resource for both laity and clergy in the promotion of vocations and will, in fact, be launched on the day the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Vocations and Good Shepherd Sunday.

The site has two goals: to help individuals hear and respond to the call by God to the priesthood or consecrated life and to educate all Catholics on the importance of encouraging others through prayer and activities to promote vocations.

The Vocations Website can be found at A Spanish-language site will be available this fall at

Site elements include discernment resources for men and women, respectively, aids for promoting a vocation culture within the home, and a range of tools for educators, youth leaders and vocation directors including prayers, videos, best practices, lesson plans and vocation awareness programs.

In response to Pope Benedict XVI’s 2010 Theme for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Witness Awakens Vocations, the site also hosts videos of priests and religious men and women giving witness to their vocations, as well as testimonies from family members.

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