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Five chosen for Outstanding Member Recognition Awards

Five chosen for Outstanding Member Recognition Awards

Congratulations to the five NRVC members who were selected by the board in August to each receive the Outstanding Member Recognition Award at the NRVC virtual Convocation, taking place October 28-31.

• Sister Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.
• Brother Ronnie Hingle, S.C.
• Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J.
• Sister Priscilla Moreno, R.S.M.
• Brother Sean Sammon, F.M.S.

Each recipient has served the cause of vocation ministry in a way that has lifted up all of religious life. The NRVC extends deep thanks and congratulations to them all.


"Hope" a common thread for speakers at NRVC virtual Convocation

"Hope" a common thread for speakers at NRVC virtual Convocation

Topics range from reconciliation to immigrant concerns

The NRVC is pleased to announce the speakers who will be part of the virtual Convocation October 28-31. Keynoters who will examine dimensions of religious life and vocations through a lens of hope will be: religious studies professor Father Linh Hoang, O.F.M.; executive director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation Father David Kelly, C.PP.S.; and associate professor and director of the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership Sister Addie Lorraine Walker, S.S.N.D. 


Three board members complete service; three others begin

Three board members complete service; three others begin

The NRVC thanks three departing members of the national board for completing a  full six-year term of service in August 2020:

• Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S.
• Sister Anita Quigley, S.H.C.J.
• Sister Anna Marie Espinosa, I.W.B.S.

As these board members stepped down with the gratitude of NRVC, three new members are beginning service. We welcome them!

• Sister Marichui Bringas, C.C.V.I.
• Sister Jean Marie Fernandez, R.G.S.
• Brother Brian Poulin, F.M.S.


Sister Charlene Herinckx, S.S.M.O. to be director of membership

Sister Charlene Herinckx, S.S.M.O. to be director of membership

The NRVC is pleased to announce that Sister Charlene Herinckx, S.S.M.O. will join the NRVC leadership team as director of membership on January 11, 2021. Ms. Marge Argyelan, who currently holds that position, will become director of database administration. It's a homecoming for Sister Charlene, as she was the NRVC coordinator of programs and projects from 1999 to 2005 and worked in vocation ministry in varied capacities over the years. She has also served in education and leadership, most recently as superior general from 2010-2020 for the Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon. “I am honored, excited, and feel privileged to serve at NRVC once again,” Sister Charlene told NRVC.


Resource of the month

Resource of the month

Booklet: Hearing God's Call: 30 Days of Vocation Discernment

This 63-page booklet is an affordable resource for those who want to use pandemic solitude to pray more about their vocation. It is written as a 30-day retreat using scripture, reflection, activities, and questions. Authored by Father Tat Hoang, C.S.s.R., these booklets are just $4 for members, $6 for non-members. Read more.


NRVC honors Notre Dame Vision, a program for teens

NRVC honors Notre Dame Vision, a program for teens

At its August meeting, the NRVC Board selected Notre Dame Vision, a program of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, for the Mustard Seed Award. The award will be officially bestowed during the NRVC virtual Convocation October 28-31. Each year Vision conferences at the University of Notre Dame offer high school students a theologically rich experience of keynote speakers with the mentorship of college students. From large group sessions to small faith-sharing sessions comprised of peers, Notre Dame Vision provides the space and the community to ask big questions about God and faith. NRVC commends this program of high positive impact.

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