The sisters of the community and the young people of The Common Life celebrated the vocational rosary along the garden paths to the little chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, so dear to many sisters who have spent time in the Generalate, especially during their initial formation years or during missionary obediences.

‘Lord Jesus,
just as one day you called the first disciples to be fishers of men,
so continue to make your sweet invitation resound today:
‘Come and follow me!’
Give the young men and women the grace to respond promptly to your voice!
Support our Bishops, priests and consecrated persons in their apostolic labours.
Give perseverance to our seminarians
and to all those who are realising an ideal of life totally consecrated to your service.
Awaken missionary commitment in our communities.
Send, Lord, labourers into your harvest
and do not let mankind be lost for lack of shepherds, of missionaries
of people devoted to the cause of the Gospel.
Mary, Mother of the Church, model of every vocation,
help us to answer ‘Yes’ to the Lord
who calls us to collaborate in the divine plan of salvation. Amen’.