Invocation 2010 - photos
A big thank you to everyone involved: a wonderfully joyful, inspiring experience. Left with the thought, "Why haven't we done this before?" I felt it a privilege to be asked to give a talk at one of the workshops about my own discernment journey (focusing on the early years). For once, religious life seemed to be placed on an equal footing with the priesthood as a valid and valued vocation within the Church. And there wasn't the slightest hint of competition between the different orders/congregations themselves, nor between them and the diocesan vocations directors (secular priesthood). Here are some more photos from the weekend:
Me with Fr. Sean Riley. Sean was a youth volunteer with us for a few years in St. Austin's Parish, Liverpool, helping with our LifeTeen group before going off to seminary.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols together with Archbishop Bernard Longley (Birmingham) after having celebrated our final Mass on the Sunday.