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Registration open for 2019 Esto Vir camp

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The Office of Vocations is hosting the annual Esto Vir Camp at Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp near Fosston, Minnesota, beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 and ending at 3 p.m. Aug. 8.

The camp provides an opportunity for young men age 16 and older who are open to the priesthood to gather in community with each other and the seminarians of the diocese.

Esto Vir includes sports, games, lakeside recreation, prayer, food and fellowship. The men also spend time discussing vocation, holiness and virtue.

Esto Vir is a Latin phrase that means “be a man”. It is taken from a quote by St. Josemaria Escriva, a Spanish priest who founded Opus Dei. He said: “Don’t say, ‘that’s the way I am – it’s my character,’ it’s your lack of character. Esto Vir! – Be a man!”

The deadline to register for the 2019 vocations camp is July 23. For more information, or to register online, click HERE. There is no cost to attend Esto Vir.

Anyone with questions about the camp or who would like to speak with Father Matt Schmitz, Promoter of Vocations, about the priesthood can contact him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 218-773-0877.

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