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National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors

National ConferenceIf you have been to one of my workshops, then you know I am passionate about vocations, especially when I get to hang out with priests, Sisters, Brothers, and other people who love vocations, too! That is why NCDVD is my favorite week of the year!!!!

National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors Convention 2017! What do we do here? Leticia and I spend time with 270 of the most dynamic priests who are the fishers of men in our Church! I tell them about Vocation Ministry!

Bonus!!!!! I met Fr. Mike Schmitz (he said he is AKA the poor man’s Bishop Barron)! Amazing! We spend time with Sisters like Sr. Clare Matthias, CFR and author of Discerning Religious Life, and Sr. Joseph Andrew, DSMME and author of And Mary’s Yes Continues; they are both guiding women in droves to their orders! They are pictured below in the center together.

National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors Convention

I get to catch up with the hundred vocation directors that I have met over the last few years, many of them I call friend! We actively practice our faith together through adoration, Mass, and morning and evening prayers!

This year NCDVD was held in New Orleans, so it was extra special! I only went sight-seeing, but the vocation directors from Canada went the swamp to see and FEED alligators! Of course, Leticia and I ate plenty, finding Café Du Monde for some delicious beignets! Until next time, NCDVD!

Café Du Monde for some delicious beignets