Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Pride and Joy
I just took my son John to the Seminary of St. Francis de Sales in Milwaukee for a summer camp program for teenagers interested in the priesthood. This is the 2nd year that he has attended. He absolutely loved it last year and couldn't wait to go back! The highlights of the camp for my son were Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass, praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet while walking to the park, giving service hours by cleaning the Seminary cemetery, and hearing the call stories of some of the current seminarians. Last year six high school students attended the program. This year there are 15 boys camping at the Seminary! Praise the Lord! I hear the numbers are up for the junior high program as well!
Kudos to the staff at St. Francis Seminary for offering such a fine program to promote interest in vocations to the Priesthood! I am so proud of my son and all of those fine young men who are participating in this event! I am thankful to them for being open to whatever God may will for their lives!