Author Archives: Kevin Banet

One reason why your candidates won’t say “yes”

As a vocation director, have you ever had a conversation that goes like this: “Well, then, when would you like to visit our community?” “Uh … I’m just not ready,” comes the hesitant response. Like shifting sands in a desert, … Continue reading

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The barber’s close shave with Cardinal George

Several weeks ago, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George passed away. One of the stories going around was about how a local barber came to shave him several times a week. The barber’s pitch: “You look like a bum.” The barber had … Continue reading

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One good trick to get vocations at IRL’s meeting Saturday

There are some awesome speakers at this weekend’s Institute on Religious Life National Meeting in the Chicago area. But your greatest advantage may lie outside of the halls of these stellar speakers. You see, there will be hundreds of young, … Continue reading

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