Monday, September 28, 2009
Want to Know How to Increase Vocations? Watch CatholicTV Interview of Vocations Director of New Flourishing Order
On Tuesday, September 29th, Sister Antoniana Maria, SV will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Among other topics, she will discuss the success of their vocations efforts which utilize “come and see” weekends and a significant amount of prayer for vocations.
Based in Bronx, NY Sister Antoniana serves as the Vocations Director for the Sisters of Life. Before joining Sisters of Life, Sister Antoniana was a student and a pro-life activist.
The religious order “Sisters of Life” follows the Augustinian rule, and was founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O'Connor, the late Archbishop of New York, after much prayer and a visit to the remains of the Dachau concentration camp. The order is both contemplative and active. Besides taking the traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the sisters take a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. The sisters live in community, centering their lives on the Eucharist. They have five convents in New York and a retreat house in Connecticut. Their work includes a pregnancy help Visitation Mission, a Holy Respite for pregnant women, the Stanton Library with pro-life resources, the Family Life/Respect Life Office in the Archdiocese of New York, and retreat opportunities for youth, married couples, families, and “Entering Canaan” retreats for men and women suffering after abortion. The abbreviation S.V. stands for Sorores Vitae, Latin for Sisters of Life.
Sister Antoniana’s interview can be seen on Tuesday, September 29th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Tuesday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72
Each week, CatholicTV promotes Catholic vocations through a special television programming block called “The Call”. “The Call” highlights various religious orders and even explores other vocations such as marriage. “The Call” airs each week at the following times (Eastern): Tuesday, 12:30 PM; Wednesday 6:00 AM; Friday 9:00AM; Sunday 11:30PM
More information on “The Call” is available at: http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=145