Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 26, 2013 / 21:12 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A major part of World Youth Day, the 2013 Vocations Fair offers young people examples of those who have responded concretely to God's call through lives of prayer, sacraments and witness.
“The goal,” explained Father Leonardo Lopes, the fair's coordinator, is to lead “all who pass by there to wonder what God expects of them.”
The Vocations Fair runs July 23-26 and is located at the Quinta da Boa Vista, which means “Park of the Nice View” - a public park in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that houses the National Museum and the Zoological Garden.
More than 100 religious communities and congregations are taking part in the fair. These include 44 female religious orders, 23 male religious orders, 16 movements and 20 new communities.
The groups all have an international presence, allowing pilgrims to stay in contact with them after they return to their home countries.