THE CARPENTRY AND THE RELIGIOUS

Last July 19, 2017, the Media and Communications Ministry of the Diocese of Cubao aired its seventh episode of its weekly Facebook Live Show called “The Carpentry:  Modern Day Nazareths, Our Places of Formation.”  It dealt with the theme “Bokasyon sa Buhay Relihiyoso, Dulot ng Pag-ibig at Inspirasyon,” with representatives from the Order of Discalced Carmelites, the Order of Preachers, the Society of Jesus, and the Order of Augustinian Recollects as guests.  The show was aired in the evening via the diocesan Facebook page, Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao.  The concept of the show derived inspiration from the carpentry shop of St. Joseph in Nazareth, where Jesus is traditionally believed to have spent a long period of his hidden life and learned the craft of his foster-father, as he grew in stature and wisdom.The guests were asked to explain the meaning of their respective religious habit, as well as share their own vocation stories and experiences of their formation in the religious life. They were also asked to describe their respective formation process and state the qualifications required of young men who are interested to enter the religious life. Questions posed by online viewers were also read and were answered by the guests.

Among the guests were three deacons, one from the Order of Preachers and two from the Order of Augustinian Recollects.

By Rev. Carlo Rey C. Canto, OP

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