Friday, July 06, 2007

Next week Woldingham

On Tuesday I drove over to Woldingham to meet the new administrator who will be looking after us on our Vocations Get-Together next week. The Sacred Heart School is set in a lovely valley in the middle of seven hundred acres of countryside. It is an ideal venue for our annual meeting.

The purpose of the week is to bring together our seminarians with the bishops and those thinking about applying for the diocese. It's not a retreat, rather a time of 're-creation' - of prayer, friendship and relaxation. Previous years' experiences have been very good and have shown its value particularly for those who may be considering a vocation. Sometimes they - or we! - have realised that diocesan priesthood is not for them and equally often the week has provided that final confirmation of the need to respond to the call.

Please keep us in your prayers next week.

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