From 20 to 23 October 2020, the European Symposium on the proclamation of the faith, organised by the Youth Commission and the Catechesis Section of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), will be held in Krakow, at the Shrine of St John Paul II. In view of the Symposium, a preparatory conference was held in recent days at the Archbishopric of Krakow, attended by … Continue reading Get up, Christ is calling you!
50 delegates from 22 European countries met in Rome, from 4 to 7 June, to attend the annual meeting for the heads of the vocations ministry of the Bishops´ Conferences of Europe which was entitled: “They spoke to each other of all the things that had happened ”(Lk 24,14). Questions and perspectives after the Synod. Three days of prayer, testimonies and reflections on the vocation … Continue reading Vocations: Listen to God who asks something more!
From Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th March the joint meeting of the national delegates for Youth Ministry and Universities of the European Bishops´ Council was held at the headquarters of the Italian Bishops´ Conference. Organised by the Secretariat and by the Youth Commission of the CCEE, this meeting saw the participation of over 50 delegates and appointed representatives of two of the sections of this … Continue reading In continuity with the Synod, a new European symposium on the youth
God has a life project for everyone! Yesterday as today, Christ calls men and women to respond to their personal “call from God”. In Tirana, about fifty delegates representing their Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, coming from 17 European countries, gathered at the invitation of H. Ex. Msgr. Ottavio Vitale, Bishop of Lehzë and delegate for the vocational ministry of the Albanian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, to talk … Continue reading God calls everyone. Let us respond to Hope!
Opening the Congress, H.E. Mgr Oscar Cantoni, Bishop in charge of the Vocations section of the CCEE Commission Youth, recalled the aims of the meeting in Tirana “everything is aimed at helping the educators of God’s people, and therefore all pastoral workers, in suggesting the most opportune ways so that all the ordinary pastoral care of the Church underlines the vocational dimension and offers useful … Continue reading In vocational pastoral care we do not start from scratch!
“Men do not need the human qualities of the pastors, but rather the warm friendship of God who must dwell in us”, says Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa and President of CCEE, in a message sent to the participants of the European Congress of national delegates for the pastoral care of vocations in Tirana until next March 3rd. Recalling the situation of vocations in … Continue reading Rediscovering the irreplaceable preciousness of the Priesthood
It is on the eve of the Congress of the Commission Vocations-EVS (European Vocations Service) on vocational pastoral care in Europe (Tirana, February 28 – March 3) that took place, this morning in Tirana, the first meeting of the CCEE Commission “Youth”. Created by the 2017 CCEE Plenary Assembly, the establishment of this new commission within CCEE testifies to the desire of the Presidents of … Continue reading First Meeting of the Commission
The Church believes and trusts that today the Lord is still calling many people to consecrate themselves to Him and to the service of the faithful and the mission of the Church. Every era brings with it new challenges which demand careful analysis and an ability to adapt, in ways and forms, with regard, also, to the re-awakening of the vocational call and the accompaniment … Continue reading In Verbo Tuo. Vocations today in Europe