A crew of twelve Sisters worked at our booth each of the three days meeting thousands of people who stopped by. We gave away 2,000 Virgin de Guadalupe prayer cards, 2,000 bookmarks with sayings of both St. Julie and Dot Stang, an unknown number of vocation brochures, 500 refrigerator magnets with the slogan “Choose to see and to be Goodness” and applied almost 1,000 sunflower tattoos. Sister Patricia Shea was interviewed by Paulist Press for an online feature they are creating about the lives of Sisters. We concentrated on speaking with catechists, asking them to talk to their students about Religious Vocations. Many took bookmarks to hand out to their students plus some vocation brochures to hand out to young women they thought might have a vocation to Religious life.
Some highlights of the weekend were: the Bishop who got a tattoo; the women staffing the booth across from us who said our Sisters seemed to have so much energy, were enjoying each other’s company and seemed so joyful; a woman who told me that she almost cried when I told the story of how we needed to follow the Son of God like the sunflower follows the sun; the number of people who told us our booth was beautiful and peaceful; grandmothers and children alike who lined up for their tattoos, and so much more!