Tim Drake’s no longer in Sydney, but this week we run the last story he filed from there World Youth Day.

It’s about vocations, and it reminds me of the marvelous interview he did in our original coverage. He spoke with Alfio Stuto who played Jesus in the Stations of the Cross.

“The Spirit is really alive,” said Stuto. “The energy developing throughout the week is unbelievable. You don’t have to be Catholic to notice that. There’s a buzz, and it’s mystical. … It’s a reawakening of the Church, and it’s only going to get better.”

You can sense that in this special vocations issue — in our page-one interview with the soccer star-turned seminarian and in the faith and vocations guide in our Section C.

A springtime of vocations is starting. Use the resources here to help it along.