Vocation Visit to St. Paul, Yellow Springs and Trip to Texas
Dennis Geib and Richard Goodin, our two Postulants, and I went to St. Paul Parish in Yellow Springs, OH today for an 11:00 a.m. Eucharist followed by an hour-and-a-half discussion on vocations. We were joined on the panel by the pastor, a diocesan seminarian, a married deacon, and a Sister of Charity who is just finishing here novitiate. About twenty parishioners attended. We simply began by introducing ourselves and then taking questions. The discussion flowed freely including topics on Religious Life and priesthood as well as many other vocational possibilities. Whether or not anyone was inspired only the Holy Spirit knows, but then that is how these events go. We do our best and let the effects in the hands of God. We were then treated to pizza in scenic downtown Yellow Springs.
I will be leaving early tomorrow morning to fly to Texas where I will visit five prospectives. I will begin in Beaumont and then move on to Houston where I will spend the night with Fr. Page Polk, O.F.M. Tuesday I will drive to Richmond and San Antonio visiting a man in each city. Wednesday I fly to Lubbock for one visit and then return to Cincinnati on Thursday for our month Day of Recollection and the beginnings of our celebration of the Solemnity of Saint Clare. More on all this as it happens.