Blessings invoked on legal fraternity during Red Mass

Msgr Ambrose Vaz blessing members of the legal profession at the Red Mass on Jan 12.The special mission that members of the legal fraternity play in society was highlighted during a special Mass on Jan 12.“We especially need you in society and the Church to bring truth and justice to the people; and truth and [...]

Prayer for Vocations

Our Loving Father, source of all goodness,we turn to you with trust and confidence, followingyour Son’s instruction to pray for more labourersto bring in the harvest.Bless your Church with families and communitiesof faith and love, and from among them produce menand women dedicated to a life of holiness and service.Guide those you have called to [...]

Jesuits Asia-Pacific conference discern situation and challenges

Fr Nicolas speak with lay collaborators. (Right) Fr Nicolas with the conference organising committee.Jesuits of the Asia-Pacific region gathered recently to discern and discuss the situation and challenges facing the congregation.The congregation’s Superior General, Jesuit Fr Adolfo Nicolas spoke at the Jan 23-28 meeting of the Major Superiors of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific [...]

Website helps people discern their vocation

The Vocation Placement Ministry website has a test that people can take to see if they have a religious vocation.WASHINGTON – Nine years ago, Natalie Smith thought something had to be done to reverse the vocations crisis.Ms Smith, an American convert to Catholicism who had worked in marketing, felt there had to be a way [...]

Largest turnout ever for Vocation Retreat

SINGAPORE – This year’s theme for the Vocation Retreat – "Wrestling with God" (Gn 32:22-32) was intriguing enough to draw the largest crowd ever to a vocation retreat. Fifty-five young men attended the two-and-a-half-day retreat over the weekend of May 16-18 at the St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary at Punggol. In his welcome address to [...]