Vocations Series

This series is presented on Radio Maria England in July and August 2021.  The will be broadcast LIVE on Tuesdays at 11am and then rebroadcast Wednesday 9pm, Saturday 4pm, Monday 2am

Episode 1 – July 13 – Vocations: What is it? – (Click Here for the blog post about this episode)
• Guests include Fr. Dominic White, Dominicans, Cambridge Blackfriars, Aba and David Shields (oveing4Life.co.uk), Brother Dominic Sassi, Brother, Christian Brothers St Timothy’s,  Sr Elaine Penrice FSP, Director, National Office for Vocation  and Paddie Denton, volunteer with  The Ascent

Episode 2 – July 20 – Vocations and the COP21
• Guests include: Sr Frances Kelly (Religious Vocation Promoter), Sr Elaine Penrice (National Office of Vocations Director), James Ryan (Discipleship Promoter) and Fr Paul Annis (Vocation Network Scotland)

Episode 3 – July 27th – Vocations for Men
• Guests include Fr. Joseph Bailham (St Dominic’s Parish in London), Brother Dominic Sassi (Christian Brothers, St Timothy’s) and Edmund Adamus (Fertile Heart)

Episode 4 – August 3rd – A look at communities that include Lay People and families
• Guests:    Nanda Mee (Lay Dominican), Kathy Bishop (Lay Dominican and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Faith Companion magazine: https://www.thefaithcompanion.co.uk/) and Gemma Wildsmith (Member of the Sion Community).

Episode 5 – August 10 – Married Life
• Guests:  Rose-Anne, Fr. Pio, Deacon Andrew and his wife Nicola and Abba Shields about the vocation of marriage.  They are all from the Diocese of Portsmouth and help with https://www.loving4life.co.uk/

Episode 6 – August 17 – Vocations for Women
• Guests: Sr Elaine Penrice (FSP, Director, National Office for Vocation), MaryAnne Francalanza (fcJ Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) – www.fcjsisters.org) and Margaret-Mary McFadyen (Spiritual Director, trained in Ignatian spirituality).

Episode 7 – August 24 – Youth Teams / Chaplains
• Guests: Beth Warren (Senior Parish Engagement Officer, Million Minutes), Joe Beattie (Retreats, Facilities and Hospitality Co-Ordinator – Walsingham House at Abbotswick) and Simeon (The Ascent).

Episode 8 – August 31 – The Future of Vocations
• Guests: Sr. Gemma Simmonds, Aba Shields, Ben Gray (Wellspring), Sr. Frances Kelly, Sr. Rose Relling and Gemma Wildsmith (Sion Community and the Ascent).

Episode 9 – September 14 – Inviting the Holy Spirit on Your Vocation Journey
• Guests: Fr. Mike Brookes

Episode 10 – September 21 – The Wellspring Community
• Guests: Ben Gray, Director of the Wellspring Communitu

Episode 11 – Septemer 28 – Final Thoughts for Season 1
• Guests: Sr. Gemma Simmonds and Annabel Ward (Youth 2000)

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