Vocation Awareness Week

January 13-19, 2013 is Vocation Awareness Week. This annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States is dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Promoting vocations is nothing new in the church. One way they are promoted is through Vocation Fairs. Below are some photographs of fairs that Mount Saint Joseph participated in. Here girls would meet sisters and learn of their ministry and community life.

Learn of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph promoting vocations!

Sister Aloise Boone speaks with young women at a vocations fair in St. Louis, Missouri in 1961

Postulant Kathy Stein speaks with a young lady at the St. Louis fair.









Sisters Ruth Angelo Toronto and M. Christopher Williamson speak with women at a 1964 fair in Louisville.

Vocation booklet

A booklet was published in the early 1960s to exhibit the different religious communities serving in Kentucky. Sister Marie Bosco Wathen was the face of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph.











Fairs would include photographs of daily life, such as this example from the Ursuline Sisters of Belleville.




  1. Betty Wiggins

    I am sure you probably do not miss the habit….but…I do. I always thought they look so neat and orderly, just as wearing uniforms made/make a good impression. I have grandkids in both the Catholic and Public schools and the ones in the Catholic system certainly look a lot nicer.

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