The words of Jesus, “Come, follow Me,” are from the Gospel of Mark recounting the calling of the first disciples (Mark 1, 16-20). The first disciples were fishermen.  Jesus saw them and approached them as they went about their daily work. This event is depicted on the stained-glass window in the house chapel at Vronesteyn, the center for the training of priests and deacons in the diocese of Rotterdam. 

Pope Francis says, “Vocation is, in short, an invitation to us not to stand on the bank with nets in hand, but to follow Jesus along the path He has devised.”  Based on this inspiration, Vronesteyn has chosen, “Come, follow Me” as the theme for their new social media campaign.  Part of the campaign is a digital newsletter, in Dutch, which will be published five times a year.  Anyone who wants to can sign up for the newsletter and help spread the information via their own social media.  If you would like to receive an email when the newsletter signups are open, you can contact Vronesteyn by email at

More information about Vronesteyn and their online Orientation Day on Sunday 14 March can be found on their website at