The Lasallian family is invited to participate in National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) November 5-11, 2017. The week invites the broader Church to rededicate their energies to promoting a culture of vocations with a special focus on consecrated life. As the Rule of the Brothers states, “The entire People of God is responsible for awakening vocations in the Church.”
Through prayer, promoting a culture of vocations in their ministries, and inviting reflection, Lasallians are called to foster opportunities to share and explore their vocational journeys. The 45th General Chapter defined a culture of vocations as “a setting in which life’s meaning is understood as a personal call to serve the mission in community.”
For those seeking their path in life, Brother Superior General Robert Schieler, FSC, wrote in a 2017 letter on Founder’s Day, as Lasallians, we need to invite young people to, “come and tell us where they find community, what gives the deepest meaning to their lives, what causes and concerns move them to action, and where they meet God in their lives?”
The Brothers Vocation website will host a five-day online retreat experience. Each day will have a few different modules that can be completed individually or in a group setting in 20-30 minutes. The online retreat will be available during NVAW and remain available as a vocation and discernment resource. Additional resources, including prayers, quotes and ideas for educators for NVAW will be posted on the Brothers Vocation website and social media throughout the week.