2022 Convocation

2022 Convocation

Save the date: Nov. 3-6, 2022


Join us for Convocation!

Plans are underway for our biennial Convocation which will be hosted by the Pacific Northwest Member Area, in Spokane, WA, November 3-6, 2022. 

2022 Convocation Logo

This vivid artwork embodies the 2022 Convocation theme: Call beyond Borders, recognizing God’s endless call to holiness. The swirling waters, gusty wind, and airborne dove speak of the vibrant symbols of the Holy Spirit moving freely beyond borders. The Spirit beckons us to be fearless in following Christ through vowed religious life in community, prayer, and ministry; living interculturally and intergenerationally, across multiple frontiers. 

The Convocation Logo was designed by Sister of Providence, Joni Luna, S.P. who integrated her Native American heritage to create this beautiful, colorful Convocation logo. Sister Joni entered her congregation in 2012 and made her perpetual profession in 2021. At Sr. Joni’s thirty-day retreat before profession, an Ojibwe elder gave to her the Native American Spirit name, Gidagaamegwandookwe, which translates to spotted feathered woman. Sr. Joni is an NRVC member, currently serving as vocation director for her congregation. She participated in the 2021 Summer Institute.


Keynote Presenters

Sister Barbara E. Reid, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan and holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is President of Catholic Theological Union and Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies. Sr. Barbara has taught at CTU since 1988 and served as Vice President and Academic Dean from 2009-2018. She has led may study tours and retreats in the Holy Lands. Sr. Barbara is author of twelve books and numerous articles, most recently the two-volume commentary on the Gospel of Luke that she co-authored with Prof. Shelly Matthews in the Wisdom Commentary series for which she is also General Editor.  


Father vănThanh Nguyễn, S.V.D., is a missionary priest of the Society of the Divine Word and has served on the Catholic Theological Union faculty since 2005. He is Professor of New Testament Studies and the holder of the Francis X. Ford, M.M., Chair of Catholic Missiology at CTU in Chicago, IL. He is an associate editor of the Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies (2013-present), and the managing editor of the Journal of Association of Asian/North American Theological Educators (2013-present). He has authored several books and numerous articles including, “Acts” in The Jerome Biblical Commentary for the 21st Century, and “What Does the Bible Say About Strangers, Migrants, and Refugees?”

Other presenters will be announced soon


Venue

Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA

Please do NOT make your reservations yet. The NRVC has contracted a block of 740 rooms for three days prior and 3 days after Convocation for a reduced rate of $122 per night plus 18% taxes. While it may be cheaper for reservations elsewhere, the NRVC depends upon your reservations to keep the overall rate of the conference affordable. If we do not meet our contracted rooms, the NRVC will be penalized financially. Thank you. 

Airport

Spokane International Airport is home to Allegiant, Delta, Southwest, and United.  The Davenport Hotel is just 10 miles from the airport. 

Awards

Nominations for Outstanding NRVC Member will begin in 2022. All NRVC members can make a nomination and all NRVC members are eligible to be nominated for this prestigious award. Look at the 2020 Awardees here. 

Donation Custom

It is the custom of the Host Area to select a local non-profit organization for the collection taken at the closing Mass at Convocation. The Pacific Northwest Member Area has selected Transitions. This organization works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. Catholic Sisters from the Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sisters of the Holy Names, Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia came together in 1995 and combined these services, founding Transitions.  At Convocation 2020, 169 NRVC members donated $5200 to the National Black Sisters Conference. 

Planning your budget

An opening reception on Thursday evening, lunch on Friday and Saturday, along with the closing awards banquet on Saturday, are all included in your registration fee. There are several restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. There is also a restaurant in the hotel and breakfast available for $12-$18.

NRVC member early registration rate: $500 

Non-member early registration rate: $750

Pre-Convocation Workshop member rate: $175, includes lunch

Pre-Convocation Workshop non-member rate: $265, includes lunch

Commuter fee (only for those not staying at the hotel) $100 additional

NRVC member and non-member rate after October 1: $100 more

Cancellation fee: $100

If  you need financial assistance, the NRVC Misericordia Fund is available to help with Convocation registration fees. For information and applications, please click here. 

Liturgy

Communal and personal prayer are important values of the NRVC. Each day, Mass will be celebrated along with opportunities for Communal Prayer. A prayer room will be located in the hotel for those who seek a quieter, contemplative space. 


Sponsors

Many levels of Sponsorship are available and we welcome  your support.  Please contact Director of Development, Mr. Phil Loftus at  ploftus@nrvc.net if you would like to become a sponsor. Click here to learn more about Convocation 2022 sponsorship opportunities. 


Schedule

PreConvocation workshops, 9:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m., November 3, 2022

First time attendee gathering, 4:45 p.m., November 3, 2020

Opening Ritual begins at 7:00 p.m., November 3, 2022

Closing Banquet ends at 9:00 p.m., November 5, 2022

Optional trip: November 6, 2022

Travel excursion

Join us an extra day on Sunday to visit the Historic Silver Valley in Idaho: beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, Old Mission State Park, Cataldo Mission, Sacred Encounters (a world class exhibit, telling the story of the Jesuits and Coeur d’Alene Tribe), Lunch at the Snake Pit built in 1880 for fur traders and miners, and the Crystal Gold Mine with unusual crystal formations. Cost: Approx. $120 which includes bus transportation, meal, entrance fees, and driver tip. 

Exhibits

Table exhibits will open at 3:00 p.m. on November 3 until 11:00 a.m. on November 5, 2022. A list of previous Convocation exhibitors is available here. If you would like to reserve an exhibit table, please contact debbiesscm@nrvc.net 



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Sr. Fran Gorsuch CBS

20:34:28 - 2021. Jul 26

Soooo looking forward to this!!!!!

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