So, we had our little event last night.
I had heard increasing buzz from different sectors leading up to the Call of the King Conference, and I was getting hopeful. Optimistically, I was thinking around 200 total for the event would be outstanding.
I was wrong. Way Wrong!
Finally tally was around 350-375!
As we started the Holy Hour at 6:00, there were maybe 40 in the Chapel at the Center. Ok, I thought, it is a start, we'll see how it goes.
I was kneeling in front of the Monstrance and leading the rosary, slowly the volume level started to build.
I gave a short reading from Hebrews and a reflection, we were approaching 80 by that point, I would say.
The Litany of Vocations started to build and build. I was starting to get very excited.
Finally, Benediction and replacing the monstrance in the Adoration Chapel. There were fifteen minutes before the event 'started' and the crowd was swelling.
My feet were off the floor!
I saw all of our speakers, made a quick connection with them. I found a few of the team members and they were beaming. The Chant started playing over the sound system, the chapel was mostly quiet.
7:00 hit, and I approached the pulpit and turned. STUNNED! The chapel was FULL!
In my wildest dreams, I expected this size of a crowd in three years, not now. I talked to one team member after the event, she was in full out panic mode (in a good way): more coffee! we're out of folders! SEATS for everyone!
Then the talk started by Fr. Brausch. Engaging, intellectual, solid, and applicable.
Two seminarians followed him up and drove the point home, exactly!
Finally, Anne approached and didn't hit a home run, not even a Grand Slam; she hit a Grand Slam while also pitching a perfect game!
To all those who attended, thank you very much.
For all those who prayed for the event, without you it wouldn't have happened in such a dramatic way.
The conference was recorded, so CDs will be available shortly.
This was all for ourLord, for His priests, and what a wonderful gathering it truly was.