“Let us pray for vocations with our saints”

MAY 21 – 29, 2023

Sisters and Brothers of the same family, of the same charism, and of the same mission of God: As every year, we pray for Oblate vocations in the novena from the feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod on May 21st to the feast of Blessed Joseph Gerard on May 29th.

For this year, we take the theme “Let us pray for vocations with our saints”. The reflections for each day were prepared by the General House community. Many thanks to Fr. Diego Saez, our General Postulator, who generously prepared the texts of the Spanish Martyrs and Fr. Agustinus Qesa who prepared the text of Bl. Joseph Gerard.

Thanks also to our young Oblates of the International Scholasticate in Rome who shared their personal views on our Dear Founder. As we have done in the past, let us pray fervently for our vocations. “For nothing is impossible for God…” (Luke 1:37) Luke 1,37), as the angel Gabriel says to Mary, our spiritual mother. Our saints intercede for us with God; their earthly lives inspire us and attract new vocations to follow Christ, our Master, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Day 1 : 21 May
Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod