Francine Guilmette – “Duc in Altum” in “Atti del Congresso Internazionale, Roma 20-23 settembre 2018, Vol. 2”

After World Youth Day 2002 (Toronto, Canada), the 3rd Continental Vocation Congress for Vocations in North America (Montreal 2002), a Pastoral Plan was published inviting the whole Church to nurture a Vocation Culture. In a vocation crisis context, a small group of FMAs in Canada and laity reflected on how to do this. The idea of a sustained discernment journey, the need for a loving and faithful accompaniment of young people began to emerge. It has been developed a structured program, tested it, deepened it, and evaluated it. It is an experience that young adults value the journey and grow tremendously through it. The core motivation of Duc in Altum is to respond to the deepest questions of young adults: Who am I? Where am I going in life? How can I find true happiness? How do I know what God wants me to be and to do? How can I discern among so many good choices? Its goal is to accompany young people as there are facing a multiplicity of propositions and experiences (frequently not integrated), and reflect on short-term and long-term commitments.


  1.  A year for your future
  2. Vision Statement
  3. The Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocation, and the Program Duc in Altum

Reference time period: 2018

F. Guilmette, Duc in Altum, in Atti del Congresso Internazionale, Roma 20-23 settembre 2018, Vol. 2, LAS, Roma 2019, 481-488.

Reference institution:
Pontificia Facoltà di Scienze dell’Educazione “Auxilium”
Pontificia Facoltà di Scienze dell'Educazione

Università Pontificia Salesiana (UPS)
Università Pontificia Salesiana (UPS)

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