John Williams, Head of Campus Ministry, was excited for this unique opportunity that students at Bishop Ward had to ignite their interest in faith exploration and to celebrate vocations.
“This was a great chance for students to learn more about religious communities. They were able to talk freely, learn why they chose the religious life, and hopefully come to understand that religious life is a beautiful vocation centered in love for Christ,” said Williams.
Freshman Skylar Sharts really enjoyed the fair and found it fascinating.
“Religion is new to my life and I am very interested in the religious life and would like to learn more about God. This fair was a great opportunity for me to learn and get my questions about religion answered,” said Sharts.
The following groups were represented at the Bishop Ward Vocations Fair:
Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Little Brothers of the Lamb
Little Sisters of the Lamb
Sister Servants of Mary
The Serra Club
The Order of Carmelites
Society of Saint Augustine
"We are blessed to have so many religious men and women present to share about religious life in the Catholic Church. For centuries men and women have made a commitment to Christ and to the Kingdom by living the evangelical counsels with lives of poverty, chastity, and obedience. We pray that vocations to the religious life will flow from Bishop Ward to serve the needs of the community for generations to come," said Bishop Ward President, Father Tom Schrader, O. Carm.