Students Learn About Religious Vocations

As an extension of one of their religion topics, Saint James School 7th & 8th graders spent yesterday morning at Saint James Church learning more about religious vocations.  The girls spent the morning in the church hall with Sister Peter Marie, O.P. and Sister Mara Grace, O.P., who are Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee.  The Sisters touched on many subjects including what it means to be a Catholic “Sister” or “Nun”, living a consecrated life, the process of becoming a nun/education, and why they wear specific attire.

At the same time, Father Casey spent the morning with the boys talking about his own calling to the priesthood, what the priesthood is all about, and answering specific questions from the boys.

The morning concluded with the 7th & 8th grade attending a special Mass, followed by Pizza in the church hall.  Below are some pictures from the day (click any picture to enlarge):

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