Our community of Youth Apostles was blessed to participate in the annual Religious Vocations Awareness Day at Franciscan University of Steubenville which took place on October 18, 2013. Around 75 religious communities and dioceses from around the United States were represented. It was a great blessing to see so many religious priests, brothers, and sisters, diocesan priests and seminarians, and students full of love for Christ. We learned about many communities and they were able to learn about our community of Youth Apostles. It was a special blessing to see and talk to Fr. Jaffe, the director of vocations for the Diocese of Arlington.
We also had the opportunity to talk to many students who stopped by our display. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to talk about our community, who we are, and what we do. Overall the day was full of faith, fun, and fellowship. When there are that many communities and dioceses represented in one place you get a better picture of how big the Church is. What a blessing it is to see this representation of the universal Church!