PIVM Hosts First Pre-58th WDPV Conference: "Dreams, Perspectives, Frontiers"

Fr. John Francis Aberion, RCJ
17 Apr 2021
PIVM Hosts First Pre-58th WDPV Conference: "Dreams, Perspectives, Frontiers"

"Technology has now moved from being simply a 'tool' to being a 'context.'"

Inspired by the theme of the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, "St. Joseph: The Dream of Vocation," the Pastoral Institute for Vocation Ministry (PIVM) hosted the first of its two-part conference yesterday, April 17, 2021, delivered by Fr. John Francis Aberion, RCJ, entitled, "The Frontiers of Promoting a Culture of Vocations: A Priest's Perspective on the Technological Revolution."

In that talk, Fr. Francis made a survey of the rapid development of technologies in the 21st century, and especially considering the impact of COVID-19 in the acceleration of the technological progress. The second part of the conference was about how technology today has become a "context", more than just being a "tool", and its implication in the shaping of the society. Putting together these reflection, he provided some proposals that may help in the promotion of the culture of vocations, that is, a culture that allows people to recognize that they are loved by God and called by God to love. This is more fundamental and much relevant in our time, than simply letting vocation ministry offices become recruiting agencies.

The open forum, after the talk, provided an opportunity for the participants to raise questions and clarifications on the talk. After the talk, Fr. Francis thanked the participants, and likewise, invited them to the 2nd part of the conference series, which will be on April 24, 2021.

To conclude the program, he gave his final blessing to the participants.

A replay of the whole conference can be watched here: https://fb.watch/4XpoUmQUP5/

PIVM Hosts First Pre-58th WDPV Conference: "Dreams, Perspectives, Frontiers"
Rogate Center Releases Materials for the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Ordination of Fr. Val Vincent Frias, RCJ to the Sacred Order of Presbyters
RC-P's Celebration of the Solemnity of St. Joseph and Lenten Family Recollection
Ordination of Six New Rogationist Priests in the Province
Lenten Recollection for the Students of the PIVM Basic Formation Program
Meeting of the Coordinators of the Apostolate of the Rogate (CARs)
PRVC releases "Catechism on Vocations"
Presentation of the SMP Mid-Term Report 2020 by the Provincial Superior
Initial Report on the Collection and Distribution of the Calamity Fund
Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Petrus Marianus, RCJ
Preparatory Course for Perpetual Profession: The Psycho-Spiritual Demands of Consecrated Life
Kaya Idalangin November 2020 ISSUE: "Rogate... A Great Universal Remedy"
KAYA IDALANGIN October 2020 ISSUE: "They Shall All Be Taught By God"
Perpetuandi Course on "Biblical Theology on Consecrated Life"
Ordination to the Diaconate
Perpetuandi Course on "Deepening on the Personal Life Project"
Institution to the Ministries and Launching of the Rogationist Mission Day
Incoming Postulants' Online Preparatory Retreat for their Formal Acceptance
Webinar on Making the Annual Financial Plan
AMRSP Statement on the SONAgKAISA Mobilization
CBCP: A Pastoral Letter and A Call to Prayer
AMRSP Statement on 11-70 (ABS-CBN Franchise)
The CORONA Study: Aveni Foundation's New Mission
RCJ-SMP Communities Celebrate the Feast of July 1st