As part of the vocations promotions programme, Sr Esther Maris-Okoro visited Our Lady of the Rosary, Phiri on 17 June. She spoke about vocations being pillars that help us draw closer to God and that is why we should all embrace our different vocations.
She listed vocations as priesthood, religious life and married life.
Giving an analogy of people being across a ditch with God on the other side, Sr Esther said Jesus provided a bridge through the divide.
“We need to use the wood of the cross to move over to unite ourselves with God. This bridge can shake and we can fall, but we need to journey ahead on that cross.”
Encouraging young people, she said we need more sons and daughters to take the baton as priests or religious brothers and sisters to serve the Archdiocese as “we cannot pin our hopes on missionaries”.
Furthermore, she encouraged parents to pray for vocations and to support young people.
The parish already has a group of young people who are attending discernment programmes every last Sunday of the month at the Cathedral.
These young people received a special blessing from parish priest, Fr Victor Ngwenya.