MERIDEN, CT – Sister Mary Elizabeth Endee, FSE, Vocation Director, attended a Vatican-sponsored conference in Rome focused on the theme of the upcoming 2018 Synod of Bishops, “Young people, faith and vocation discernment.” The Vatican Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life organized the conference for Major Superiors and Vocation Animation Personnel on Vocational Ministry. The Conference was held in Rome from December 1 through December 3, 2107.

Over 800 consecrated men and women from all over the world attended. The conference featured renowned speakers who spoke on trends apparent in young people and how the Church can address their concerns. Sister Mary Elizabeth shared her enthusiasm for the purpose of the gathering: “It was an exhilarating experience to meet so many religious from diverse cultures who have the same mission and desire – to bring youth into personal relationship with Christ.”