The wise statement of Lao Tzu “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” rightly describes the beginning of our formation year at Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, on the 3rd day of this month. Three young men take a step to begin their long formation itinerary in our religious family.
On the occasion of the celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, I personally find meaningful to reflect a little bit on our regional life concerning the activity of vocation animation.What I express here is my own personal opinion being involved in the field of vocation animation. I will try to share with you some of the challenges I encounter when I meet young people in the schools and parishes.
My Dear Young People,
I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document which I am also entrusting to you as your "compass” on this synodal journey.