Here I am, sitting in a huge ballroom in the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans with another 300 Vocation Directors from the 177 dioceses in the States, plus some other priest from 5 other different countries. It is been an intense training for us, new vocation directors. On Monday night during dinner, we had the opportunity to see a bit of the rich culture of New Orleans. A local band came in to the dinning room and played the typical jazz music of this area. I also learn a phrase from here, "laissez les bon temps rouler" which means 'let the good times roll.' I think I identify myself well with this!
After this conference in New Orleans, I'll be flying to New Haven CT, for another conference with the Knights of Columbus for the weekend. This is why I am not with all of you this weekend. I'll be back for our Oktoberfest next weekend. With that being said, I hope to see you all soon at this event, and I hope that you will be ready to let the good times roll!
Fr. Alex Ureña