This was the
third year in a row for our annual Spiritan Vocations Discernment
Weekend. It is a time for a small group of men and women to get away
from the city for a quiet weekend of prayer and discussion. We
encourage those people who are trying to discern their calling in
life. It is not just a vocation weekend for those thinking of the
priesthood or the even the Spiritans, but a chance for people to talk
with others about God's work in their lives. The Spiritans provide
input from various sources; priests, seminarians, Lay Spiritans and
As in previous years, the venue of Maryholme, the Sisters of Loretto
retreat center on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe, provided an
ideal setting for such a discernment weekend. On Sunday May 27th, the
retreatants drove back to Toronto to finish the retreat with a
celebration of Pentecost Sunday Mass at our Spiritan parish of St.
Joseph's in West Hill, Ontario.