Twenty men from every service branch of the United States Armed Forces and civilian life gathered for a discernment retreat on March 23-26. The retreat was aimed at helping them determine if they are called by the Holy Spirit to be Catholic priests and military chaplains. The AMS Vocations Office, conducted the annual retreat at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California.
Archbishop Broglio took part in the four days of prayer, reflection, and talks, along with Vocations Director Father Aidan Logan, O.C.S.O., and active-duty chaplains currently assigned to each of the three branches of the U.S. Military. The prospective chaplain candidates included four from the Army, three from the Navy, three from the Air Force, and ten civilians.
This is one of two discernment retreats that the AMS holds annually in the United States, one on either side of the country. The eastern retreat will take place in the fall at a date and location to be determined.