We track the Vocation Office home page through Google Analytics. One of the good things that it allows us to do is check to see who is referring readers to our site, basically how did they get to us.
While these references usually come from vocation pages, blogs, and other diocese; every once in a while, a site jumps out that causes me to scratch my head. Take today, for example: www.kansascity.com
Hmm... Not a Church site, not a vocation page, not even a blog. Hmmm.....
So, I dig a bit further. All the hits came from over the weekend. Hmmm....
I find the direct link to the article here: http://www.kansascity.com/238/story/561304.html
Turns out, it is an article on recruitment posters that are being used by Vocation Offices and Seminaries that show a current roster of seminarians. Great!
Then I get to this passage, and my inquisitiveness is answered:
The message is clear at www.cincinnativocations.org, the main Web site of the vocations office for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati:
“If your diocese does not produce a poster of the current roster of seminarians, call your Vocation Director and INSIST that he does this!
“As young men see these faces that look just like their own, they can see themselves in the program. Also, they begin to realize that they are not the only ones feeling this call, others will walk the road along with them.”
Weird how you can throw things out there, and your words echo across the plains.