Sister Katrina Alton will celebrate her profession of final vows as a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace (CSJP) at Sacred Heart Church in Carlton, Nottingham on Saturday, 4 May 2019. The ceremony will be streamed live at 2.45pm on the CSJP Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sistersstjosephofpeace/
This is the first final profession for these sisters in the UK in over 30 Years, and the first live stream of final vows. Why not tune in to the ceremony, and keep Sister Katrina in your prayers as she makes this special commitment to dedicate the rest of her life in service to God and the Church.
The Vatican has brought out a document called Christus Vivit (“Christ is Alive”) addressed to young people, the result of the Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment last year. In this letter, the Pope encourages young people to grow in holiness by seeking friendship with Jesus, and he provides guidance on how they can discern their vocation. The Pope also addresses the Church as a whole, reminding of the youthfulness the Church should embody, as well as the importance of listening to young people. Please click here to read the document. The printed document is available to order from www.ctsbooks.org/christus-vivit.
The Westminster Vocations Promotion Team has recently started a group called Young Seekers. Led by Fr Mike Maguire, the Assistant Vocations Promoter, this group hopefully will attract men in their late teens and early twenties to meet regularly and share their hopes and maybe their uncertainties about the call of the Lord. The meetings will take place at 6.45pm, usually on the last Thursday of the month.
Sr. Silvana Dallanegra, a religious sister from the Society of the Sacred Heart, spoke on Sunday on BBC Three Counties Radio on the themes that run throughout Call the Midwife. The period drama follows a group of nuns and nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s, and is now in its 8th series.
Sr. Silvana talks about the realism of the characters, and the correlation between the life issues that nuns were faced with then and the issues that nuns work with today in their ministries. To listen to Sr. Silvana’s interview, please click here (8:15 minutes into the Breakfast Show).