Meeting General Commission Vocations Promotion and Formation
The General Commission on Vocations Promotion and Formation has just met in Rome, on 25, 26 and 27 November. Two delegates from each Region had been convened to sit on the Commission and to draw up the work schedule for the Sexennium. It was attended by the following members; representing Europe Brothers José Luis Marzo Calvo and Seraphim Schorer; representing America Brother Juan Carlos Haedo and Co-worker Claudio Cortés; representing Africa Brother Léopold Gnami, representing WEONA Brother Vianney Welsh, and representing the Asia Pacific Region Brothers John Baptist and Fermin Paniza.
The members examined all the General Chapter proposals for application at each Formation stage: Vocations Promotion, Initial Formation and Continuing Formation. During this Sexennium particular care will be devoted to Continuing Formation because we must all renew our vocational choice at every moment and stage in our lives, especially today when the Consecrated Life is in need of enhanced testimony and more dedication than ever.
We know that Formation is crucial to the renewal of Religious life, which places a huge responsibility on us to perform this mission in the Order. Praying for vocations and enlisting the commitment of everyone will help to strengthen Formation in our community and revitalise our Hospitaller presence in the world.