Bangalore, India: On January 26th, 2023, the province of Bangalore organized a one-day Vocation Orientation Programme at Claretian Seminary Bengaluru. The program was attended by 90 aspiring youth from Claretian parishes Jalahalli and Dasarahalli, with the goal of helping them discover their vocation to religious life.
Fr. Sabu George, Provincial Superior, inaugurated the sessions by encouraging the youth to focus on their life and discern properly in carrying out the mission of Christ in the style of St. Anthony Mary Claret, the founder of the congrigation.
Throughout the day, special motivational talks on vocation, choices, discernment, and the Claretian Congregation were given by Frs. Joseph Thoompanal, Tomy Urumbumkuzhiyil, Jessin Kocheril, Justin Kuzhivelil, and Jaipaul Thumma. Sisters from the Congregation of Daughters of Sacred Heart of Jesus were also present to motivate the youth.
Claretian Seminary students also organized captivating action songs and group dynamics to help the youth during the camp. The program was a success, and it helped the youth to have a better understanding of their vocation and to make a good discernment.
The event was a great opportunity for the youth to explore the religious life and to be guided in their discernment to respond to the call of God. The Province of Bangalore continues to support and encourage young people to discover their vocation and to live it with joy and generosity.