“Why do we have the vows?”
Formation to novices on biblical foundation of religious life
Part of our Verbum Dei mission is to share the richness of our charism with the Church.
Fr James gave a two day formation (Feb 7-8, 2019) to the women novices of AWFP (Association of Women Formators of the Philippines). The topic he was asked to share was “The Biblical Foundation of the Religious Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.”
Fr James said “It was a lovely experience. It is my third year to give this workshop. I tried to focus on the reason of our vows which is to follow Jesus, and because we have a mission. It is great to be Verbum Dei to be able to share and great to be Church to receive from the young ones too. Lunch was delicious too – fresh Vietnamese spring rolls!”
The format was interactive with a series of talks, centered in the Word of God and encouraging the participants to use their bibles, as well group work, sharing and dynamics.
Here are some photos of the event:
Thanks to James McTavish and the WordNews team