National Office for Vocation launches Compass programme 2017-2018

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The National Office for Vocation has launched the new season for vocation discernment to the Religious life. Young people considering a vocation to be a nun, monk, sister, priest or brother can join a “Compass” group in October and work through the programme which runs over five residential weekends and the Easter Triduum, ending in May 2018.

The course will take place at Milleret House in Central London, which is run by the Religious of the Assumption sisters, with the co-leaders being a monastic priest and apostolic religious sister. The Compass group will spend Holy Week at Worth Abbey in West Sussex for a retreat that involves discussion and times of silence.

The programme is based on the group helping each other to find their way forward. Alongside the group meetings, participants receive individual spiritual guidance. Topics covered include discernment, vocation, prayer, ministry, the vows and the nature of contemporary religious life.

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