Summer Institute draws praise

Summer Institute draws praise

The 112 participants in NRVC's July 8-22 Summer Institute in Chicago gave the event overwhelmingly positive evaluations. Vocation ministers attended from three countries, 22 states, and Washington, DC. They took part in at least one of four workshops: Ethical Issues, Behavioral Assessment I, Orientation for New Vocation Ministers, and Psychosexual Integration.

Sister Kelley Rush, S.N.D. praised the Orientation workshop: "The life experience examples were truly helpful. The sense of support from the NRVC and the networking with other vocation ministers was extremely helpful. I like that there are ongoing educational programs through NRVC."

Brother John Eustice, C.S.V. was glad he took part in all four workshops: "I really appreciated all of the featured resources, both in print and in electronic media. Everything was very practical."

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NRVC workshops are great opportunities for networking and giving and receiving support. Pictured here are Father Andy McAlpin, O.P. and Sister Vera Chan, C.S.N.

During the Orientation Program Sister Angela Mathlin, S.S.M. shares a word she feels describes vocation ministry.


Fourteen people took part in all four Summer Institute workshops.


Thirty new vocation ministers completed the Orientation Program offered at this year's Summer Institute, 23 of whom are pictured here. NRVC staff and members extend a warm welcome to all the graduates.

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