Thursday, April 26, 2012

Message from Pope Benedict XVI:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which will be celebrated on 29 April 2012, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, prompts us to meditate on the theme: Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God.
The source of every perfect gift is God who is Love – Deus caritas est: “Whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him” (1 Jn 4:16). Sacred Scripture tells the story of this original bond between God and man, which precedes creation itself. Writing to the Christians of the city of Ephesus, Saint Paul raises a hymn of gratitude and praise to the Father who, with infinite benevolence, in the course of the centuries accomplishes his universal plan of salvation, which is a plan of love. In his Son Jesus – Paul states – “he chose us, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him in love” (Eph 1:4). We are loved by God even “before” we come into existence! Moved solely by his unconditional love, he created us “not … out of existing things” (cf. 2 Macc 7:28), to bring us into full communion with Him.

More to read here at Vocations website of Lifeteen. Mahalo!

In the Diocese of Honolulu, here is the vocations info:

Discernment Day:

Who? Anyone who is looking for directions to one’s life

When? April 29, Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Where? St. Anthony Retreat Center Rose Hill – 3351 Kalihi Street, Honolulu RSVP: Call Sr. Ivy, Sr CC Celeste Mahealani Cabral at 845-4353 ext. 239

How? Father David Lupo, SS.CC. will lead the group in reflection, prayer, and discussion.