A quick post with a couple of updates from St. Paul’s college. If you’re looking for deep insights today, wander on over to the Catholic channel on Patheos.com. Today’s post is just a metaphorical postcard from DC.
First up, this past weekend the college held a “Come and See” weekend retreat for men contemplating a vocation. Evan reports that it went well. If I understood him correctly, there were about fifteen men in attendance. I pray that in calling those whom He will, God invites many new members to join the Paulist community.
The other news is that Evan will be travelling to Austin, Texas later this week to serve his Lenten Apostolate at St. Austin Catholic parish. As part of the novice year, the novices spend Lent working in a Paulist parish. This gives them a taste of pastoral work away from the rarified air of the seminary. While he’s there, Evan will be giving a presentation on (I think) food and spirituality.
Have I mentioned that Evan is a great cook? This past week when the snow was thick on the ground and folks couldn’t get in to prepare meals, he was called on to fix the evening meal. He made kebabs with a strawberry sauce. He says they were good and well received…and promised to make them for us on his next visit.
We’re looking forward to hearing about his adventures in Austin and are already grateful to the priests and parish there who will be part of his formation.