Summer Institute earns praise

Summer Institute earns praise

160 people take part

Top left: Discussion, role play, and hands-on learning are a big part of NRVC's workshops.

Top right: Participants appreciate networking with other vocation ministers. 

Bottom left: Each of these new vocation ministers completed four workshops at Summer Institute.

Bottom right: Praying together is an important dimension of Summer Institute.


NRVC's Summer Institute, held July 9-24, received consistently strong evaluations from its 160 participants. 

"Each presenter was inspiring, motivating, and engaging, especially regarding the challenges we face. This workshop has allowed me to see the graces and blessings in this ministry,"  remarked Father Carl Philadelphia of the Diocese of Georgetown, Guyana.

They took part in one or more of five workshops, ranging from orientation to communications. NRVC extends deep gratitude to Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M., director of member relations and services, for coordinating and leading the Summer Institute. Many thanks also go the NRVC staff for assisting with hospitality and liturgies and to the outstanding presenters:

  • Father Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.
  • Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.
  • Brother Chris Patiño, F.S.C.
  • Sister Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M.
  • Sister Mary Beth Bromer, C.S.S.F.
  • Sister Judith A. Smith, R.S.M.
  • Sister Ann David Strohminger, O.S.F. 
  • Mr. Len Uhal
  • Mr. Alex Cranstoun 
  • Father Frank Donio, S.A.C.
  • Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C.
  • Ms. Siobhán O’Neill Meluso
  • Ms. Carol Schuck Scheiber 

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