I am NRVC: Sister Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.

I am NRVC: Sister Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.


How long have you been involved in vocation ministry? 

I have been with NRVC since 2006 but involved in vocation ministry since 2000. Currently I'm the vocation director for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.

Do you work with a team?

The S.S.M.O. community has a Vocation Committee that faithfully meets monthly. As vocation director I plan, schedule, and coordinate events within the community, and committee members assist wherever and whenever they can. 

Our committee of 11 sisters prays each morning for vocations at our Mass. We attend diocesan events as our time allows to promote vocations, and we promote vocation ideas to the community.  

Has being a member of NRVC been helpful?

Being part of NRVC is essential to our vocation work. The resources of NRVC are incredibly valuable; the classes are superb. I love meeting with vocation directors from other communities, and it's great to compare stories. It helps me know how connected we are in our mutual experiences.

What idea have you used lately that you're excited about?

We have three younger sisters who have taken over the Twitter account. They've given it a more vital and fun feel. The community's idea is that the younger sisters have to have a lot of input as they will inherit the ministry.

Any words of wisdom to those who are new to this ministry?

My advice is get to the NRVC classes as soon as possible. They really give people a road map to vocation work. 

What do you find most rewarding  in vocation work?

It is really all rewarding and the work of God. I love best working with other communities and feeling support from them. Go Pacific Northwest!

Would you like to share a "fun fact" about yourself?

I attended Woodstock in 1969!



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