I traveled to Albany last May to speak for an hour with 350 parishioners who were supporting diocesan efforts to promote vocations. And then Bishop Scharfenburger and Fr. Ligato, Vocation Director, invited me BACK to give a Hundredfold Workshop!
Besides landing in a white out and being in 6-degree weather, the coldest I have ever experienced, the trip was amazing!
100 parishioners from the Diocese of Albany attended, with many more watching from home as it was live streamed via the diocese. That was a first for me!
One of the writers for their newspaper wrote: "Priests, nuns, seminarians, lay members, and even a couple babies...they are all here at the #HundredfoldWorkshop learning how to cultivate vocations in our parishes with the talented Rhonda Gruenewald."
Lord, pour down your graces upon these people as they go back to their parishes to start a new wave of vocations for Albany!