61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Today, on the 4th Sunday of Easter, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The message that guides this day invites us to spread hope and build peace. Pope Francis invites us to let ourselves be fascinated by Jesus through the pages of the Gospel and to give him space in our hearts to find true happiness in Him and to respond to His call by giving ourselves completely to Him, if He asks us to. The Pope invites the Christian world to pray for the gift of vocations, so that everyone can discover God’s call in their hearts to be pilgrims of hope and builders of peace. Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations

As a missionary society, we give thanks to the Lord for missionary vocations. We pray for our 470 young people who are in formation in the different stages, for all our confrères vocation animators and all the young people who feel in their hearts the call to give their lives to the evangelisation of the African world.

This is an opportunity for us to give thanks to all those who support our candidates in formation through prayer and material support. May God bless you for your help in the formation of future missionaries.

Let us pray to the Lord of the harvest to inspire the hearts of young people to give their lives to the mission in the African world:

Lord of the harvest,

you entrusted our Society

with the marvellous mission

of proclaiming the Gospel

to the African world.

We praise you for your goodness.

Generations of missionaries

pledged to you their fidelity.

Today the harvest is abundant.

Blessed be your name!

Our fathers loved everything

about this Africa

to which we consecrate

our lives today.

We pray for Africa.

It craves peace, justice,

harmony and hope.

Grant it the apostles it needs.

In us, reawaken in youth,

give us the boldness to challenge

those you call

and the generosity to welcome

and listen to them.

Our Lady of Africa, pray for us!


By : Pawel Hulecki M.Afr., Assistent Genera

Our Students in Formation

Spiritual Year, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Spiritual Year, Kasama, Zambia

Fourth Phase, Merrivale, South Africa

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