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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stepping Up The Call

A Pilgrimage For Vocations
Children carrying banner Stepping Up The Call a Pilgrimage for Vocations.Tyler and I stopped off at St. John the Baptist in Maria Stein Saturday on our way back home so I could take a few pictures. We parked on the side of the church and as we came around to the front doors of the church we found this procession complete with police escort coming our way. I snapped a few pictures as they made their way toward and past us.

Once inside the church Tyler's curiosity led him to surf on his phone what just went by as I went about taking my pictures. He found
The Catholic Times web paged that gave the following explanation:

Based on the ancient religious practice of prayer combined with walking as a spiritual discipline, the pilgrimage—held rain or shine-- aims to increase awareness that every person has a “vocation,” or call from God. Celebrating all vocations, including marriage and single life, “Stepping Up the Call” puts a special emphasis on the call to be a Catholic priest, deacon, sister or brother.

The weather was cool and windy but they all looked to be in good spirits as they passed us by. Lunch was their next stop at the Maria Stein Center. This is an annual event and one I was happy to stumble upon. One never knows what one will find when touring The Land of the Cross Tipped Churches.

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