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Who do I want to become?

Published Friday 26th of October 2012 02:01:46 PM

To mark St Benedict�s School�s ongoing celebration of the Year of Faith, the theme of the week before half-term was Vocation. Set around the question �Who do I want to become?� the pupil were invited to consider the vocation they might pursue when they leave School. The Year 9 pupils researched examples of one of four types of Vocation: family life, married life, religious life and priesthood.
On Wednesday, 17th October the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Richard Nesbitt, and the Vocations Director of the Sisters of Nazareth, Sister Mary Frances Kilcoyne, visited the Senior School. They attended the whole school assembly, which was led by pupils from Year 9, and included prayers for vocations. Throughout the day Fr Richard and Sr Frances visited many of the RE classes to discuss the theme of Vocation. Both Fr Richard and Sr Frances described their own personal journey to their vocation.
The highlight of the day was a Vocations Fair in the Cloisters at lunch break. Over thirty different stalls were set up by Year 9. The stalls presented information on different examples of vocation from Missionaries of Charity to lay people working in their local parish and the displays looked at the different aspects of each vocation: the challenges and the benefits, the service to God and the service to others. As the pupils left the Cloisters they were given the opportunity to complete a ballot paper to reflect on which vocation they might pursue when they leave school. Fr Richard Nesbitt commented, �The Vocations Fair was truly inspiring. We try to think of all sorts of imaginative ways to present vocation to young people and it�s all here. It�s been a wonderful day�.
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