Today is Vocation Sunday in the Catholic Church. To coincide with this, we publish the Youth Advisory Team (YAT) Salesian Vocation report.
Late last year we were asked by the Provincial to try to investigate why young people aren’t entering into Religious life. The YAT conducted an anonymous survey to explore people’s experiences and attitudes to vocation, and their suggestions for ways in which Salesian vocations could increase.
The report sums up the findings of the survey and suggestions of what action could be taken by the Province to improve the number of people entering into vocations, alongside and as a complement to what the Province is already doing.
We found there were many reasons why a person might feel apprehensive about embracing religious life, many of which were misconceptions of what entering into Religious life as a Salesian would actually mean in a day-to-day sense.
The report was presented to the Provincial, his council and the Vocations team and was very well received.
The report can be found here.