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Dominicans in Venezuela were present at the Lara Vocational Fair

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This year the pilgrimage #164 of the Divine Pastora has been celebrated. This advocation of the Virgin Mary attracts faithful from many places in the world and throughout Venezuela. The multitude of faithful accompanies the representative figure of Divina Pastora from the town of Santa Rosa to the City of Barquisimeto, capital of Lara state. The faith of the pilgrims lies in walking the entire route as a sacrifice and a deep gesture of love and faith. In turn, the faithful pray the Holy Rosary and pray for their needs and the needs In their own country.

In this year, the vocational promotion of the Dominicans in Venezuela once again participated in the Archdiocesan Vocational Fair of the Youth Ministry of Barquisimeto on January 9, 10, 11, 2020. There the Dominican friars offered training and information on the Dominican charism, and with their presence, they gave testimony of Dominican life in Venezuela and in Lara state. This activity was attended by the friars of the Holy Spirit Parish and the vocational promotion team, also the members of the Brotherhood of the Rosary recently founded in the Holy Spirit Parish, This brotherhood helps to pray for vocations to Dominican life in the light of Holy Rosary.

Activities

Day 09, 10 and 11 of January. 2 pm to 6 pm

The activities began in the afternoon with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The stands of the congregations, societies, Archdiocesan seminary and religious orders set out to pray and receive the blessing of the Blessed Sacrament and thus bring the testimony of faith to all in this vocational meeting.

Next, the stands opened their doors to show to the visitors the charism of each community and share the experiences of their vocation. The stand of the Order of Preachers received many visits, the friars shared, listened to people concerns, expressions and questions about the Dominican vocation and about the Order of Preachers.

The last day of the Vocational Fair was from 9 am to 6 pm. On this day, the Cofray of the Rosary spoke to everyone about the experience praying  the rosary and about the importance of it in for the nation that needs prayer to face the difficulties they live in the country. The atmosphere was full of joy, singing, dancing, also banners were everywhere decorating the places of the  event. All this was a great contribution to the success of the 2020 vocational fair in the town of Santa Rosa.

Thank you very much to God and the Divine Pastora for this vocational fair, which allowed us to present the charism of Santo Domingo de Guzmán to the Larense youth.

God bless you!

Vocational promotion in Venezuela.