Rome, 16 November 2020
To all the Vocation Directors of the Provinces, Vice-Provinces, Regions, and International Missions of the Congregation of the Mission
May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us!
As I communicated in the circular of the October Tempo Forte Meeting, after the first Virtual Meeting of Vocation Directors, held last 17 September, the General Council reflected on the possibility of giving continuity to the formation of the missionaries who are designated for this ministry.
To this end, we dialogued with Father Rolando Gutiérrez, CM, of the Vice-Province of Costa Rica, and then developed a proposal for virtual formation that we would like to share with the Vocation Directors to receive their suggestions and to specify the final details before giving it definitive approval.
For this reason, I wish to summon the Vocation Directors of all the Provinces, Vice-Provinces, Regions, and International Missions to meet virtually in two geographical blocks: East and West.
Tuesday, 24 November
The first session is addressed to Provinces belonging to APVC (Asia and Pacific).
The meeting start at 9:00 AM in Rome (GMT+1)
According to the time zones:
❖ Chennai (South-East India) 13:30
❖ Hanoi (Vietnam) 15:00
❖ Surabaya (Indonesia) 15:00
❖ Manila (Philippines) 16:00
❖ Honiara (Solomon Islands) 19:00
❖ Canberra (Australia) 19:00
❖ Suva (Fiji) 20:00
Wednesday, 25 November
The second session is addressed to all other Provinces (members of CEVIM, CLAPVI, COVIAM, NCV).
The meeting starts at 3:00 PM in Rome (GMT+1)
According to time zones:
❖ San José (Costa Rica) 8:00
❖ New York (United States) 9:00
❖ Bogotá (Colombia) 9:00
❖ Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 11:00
❖ Abuja (Nigeria) 15:00
❖ London (United Kingdom) 14:00
❖ Kiev (Ukraine) 16:00
❖ Beirut (Lebanon) 16:00
❖ Antananarivo (Madagascar) 17:00
❖ Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 17:00
The meetings will be on the Zoom platform and will have simultaneous translation into English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. To access the meeting you must enter:
Meeting of 24 November:
Meeting ID: 868 6716 5843
Meeting of 25 November:
Meeting ID: 847 0830 7515 Passcode: 305505
I am grateful for the effort that each missionary makes to live his missionary vocation in such a way that we become the call-bearers of Jesus Christ, the Evangelizer of the poor. Let us not cease to pray and entrust to Divine Providence the care of the Little Company’s vocations.
With fraternal affection,
Your brother in Saint Vincent,
Tomaž Mavrič, CM