Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Attention Vocation Directors...

And anyone else interested in promoting vocations.

Sunday evening through Wednesday afternoon I was at a discernment retreat called Quo Vadis Days. Check out the web page here. Quo Vadis began in the year 2000 by some priests from the Archdiocese of Portland, but I'm pretty sure the bulk of it was began by Fr. John Cihak. It came to Seattle through Fr. Derek Lappe, the pastor of this nice little parish.

The retreat went very well. There were about 75 high school and college students there. They prayed the liturgy of the hours in common, morning and evening, had Mass every morning, had a holy hour ever evening and prayed the rosary every night before bed. They spent part of the days in silence, and also heard talks from priests serving the archdiocese. Some of the guy's pastors even made the trip out.

About eight of our diocese' seminarians were also out there to hang with the guys. Overall, it was a great retreat, and the guys had a great time and opened themselves up more to the idea of being a priest. There will definately be some vocations in our archdiocese as a result of this.

If you're interested in starting one up in your diocese, please visit the web site.

3 comments:

Val said...

Yay for more vocations!!!

Val said...

How many ordinations are happening in the seattle archdiocese in 2007.

Seminarian said...

only 2