‘Vade Mecum’ is Latin for ‘Go with me.’ It is a prayer book the seminarian keeps with him at all times, a constant companion which contains the formal and devotional prayers utilized at St Joseph Seminary.
Seeds of vocation collect the dew of the Holy Spirit by engaging daily in mental prayer. The daily exercise of mental prayer enlightens the intellect with the Truth and ignites the will with Divine Love. Although mental prayer can be considered an end in itself, contemplation also moves us towards the works of charity, both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
The Holy Rosary
These seeds of vocation further develop and mature through daily devotions, above all, that foster a love for the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeking her motherly intercession through the Holy Rosary, which is prayed both communally and privately.