I am NRVC

I am NRVC

Brother Christopher Cheney, O.C.S.O.

How long have you been involved in vocation ministry?

Since 2013 I've been involved in vocations for my community, Our Lady of New Clairvaux Abbey in Vina, California. 

Are you part of a vocation team? 

Teamwork is essential to our vocation ministry. In addition to our Formation Committee, which has oversight of the vocation office, I also take part in a vocation promotion team with Brother Guerric Llanes, our director of social media, and with a lay friend of the monastery who has experience in communications and marketing.

Has being a member of NRVC been helpful to you? If so, please tell how.

Being a member of NRVC has been an invaluable help! First of all attending the new vocation director workshop provided an excellent foundation; I would highly recommend it to anyone beginning vocation ministry. I continue to use the NRVC office as a resource, both for current vocations data and for questions that come up, such as student debt relief. 

What have you tried lately that you're excited about?

As a cloistered contemplative community we need help in getting our invitation out to potential candidates. We have formed an Abbey Vocation Volunteer Network (AVVN) of volunteer supporters to promote us in their local parish or other setting.

Do you have any words of wisdom to those who are new to this ministry?

Be patient and pray always in readiness to surrender to God’s will. Expect miracles. 



This article has no comments or are under review. Be the first to leave a comment.

Please Log-in to comment this article

World Day of Prayer for ...
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of ...  More
The Roots of Racism Workshop ...
In this challenging time of political polarization, racially charged rhetoric, and ...  More
Pursuing Our Questions in Good ...
Join NRVC members at the beach for a retreat sponsored by ...  More
January newsletter ...
NRVC takes part in International Vocation Conference. World Day for Consecrated ...  More
HORIZON ...
Community living is one of the top two reasons people join ...  More
Misericordia Fund ...
Due to the generosity of NRVC membership, over 50 religious institutes ...  More
NRVC Member Area

CONNECT WITH NRVC

January 2018

NRVC Office closed

January 1-2; 15

Mid-Altantic Member Area Meeting

January 9; Washington D.C.

Southwest Member Area Meeting

February 18-21, 2018; San Antonio

SUPPORT NRVC

Iamnrvc
Renew your NRVC membership