Special guest, Fr. Gary Dailey, is in his 11th year as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Springfield, MA and is also Director of the Newman Catholic Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary. In this episode, we discussed Pope Francis’ Advent homily encouragement to have “gospel joy.” Father Gary explained his observations concerning the need for prayerful silence spiritually away from world in order to discern a vocation. Other topics included vocations from difficult family and cultural situations, the deep need for formation of seminarians, the January 4th rededication of the Perpetual Adoration for Vocations Chapel in Ludlow, MA, and how to raise the topic of vocations with young people.

"If you are what you should be, then you will set the world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena