We were blessed to have the Daughters of St. Paul vocation team with us all of last week. They had their annual meeting here at St. Mary's instead of Boston. They then went to and put on some programs for us. The week included presentations on the Theology of the Body, a Parish Mission, and ended last Friday with Catholic Underground, with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. It was a lot of fun. The Daughters of St. Paul made us this video to thank everyone. Of course, we owe them a great big "THANKS" as well. We loved having you all here.
One of the many blessings of being a part of such a great ministry is getting to meet a ton of wonderful people who come to visit us and learn how we do the things we do or who want to come recruit for their dioceses or religious orders. For instance, this last week we had 14 priests and religious from around the country come to help with our Busy Students' Retreat. Then, later today, we have two religious sisters from the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ coming for five days.
Here are the orders that were represented at the Busy Students' Retreat - Jesuits, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Salesian, Franciscan Conventional, Dominican Sisters, School Sisters of Christ the King, Maryknoll, Paulist, Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Somascan Sisters, Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Ursuline Sisters, and the Apostles of the Interior Life that are on staff here.
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