Invocation 2010

Posted: July 4, 2010 in Events
Tags: , , ,

  

 150 young Catholic adults and 200 religious, 3 Masses by 3 Archbishops in 3 days, a plethora of exciting and thought provoking workshops…

That was Invocation 2010. The first event of its kind where the seminary in the Birmingham Archdiocese, Oscott College, threw open its gates to welcome young Catholic adults, from all over the UK and beyond, who were somewhere along the path of discernment. 

300 was the perfect number of people to squeeze into the beautiful chapel at Oscott for Mass, Midnight Rosary, Vespers, Adoration, Lauds and Compile for communal prayer. 

Although the event was centered around vocations, it certainly wasn’t a recruitment drive – where would that leave the future of the Catholic church? 

Instead, young adults chose from a wide selection of workshops ranging from Priesthood and Discernment, to Chatechism and an art workshop. 

Keynote talks were also given by noteable Catholics from the UK including the leader of the Catholic Church in the UK, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Abbot Christopher Jamison and Sr Gabriel Davison from the Poor Claires community. Each speaker spoke honestly and from the heart about their own vocation in life. It truly touched my heart. 

I have often wondered where our future leaders of the Chuch and religious are… and what kind of people they will be. Invocation 2010 gave me hope for a bright future. 

Invocation 2011, anyone?!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s