Upcoming workshops & conferences

Upcoming workshops & conferences

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Workshops to celebrate consecrated life

St. John Vianney Center is sponsoring two workshop series—one for men and one for women—in celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life. The men religious program is scheduled for June and July and is titled “The Appreciative Heart: Celebrating the Journey of Your Lived Experience in Consecrated Life.” The men’s programs will be held at:

  • Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, July 13-14
  • Techny Towers Conference Center, Techny, Illinois, July 20-21

For details on the men’s programs, click here.

The women’s program series will focus on “Exploring the Identity of Religious Life in the 21st Century: Who do you say that I am?” Sessions are scheduled for:

  • DuPont Education Center, Wilmington, Delaware, October 2-3
  • Double Tree Hotel, Kenner, Louisiana, November 20-21

Contact Pat Weston at pweston@sjvcenter.org or call 888-993-8885 for more information.

J.S. Paluch Vocation Seminar

The annual J.S. Paluch Vocations Seminar will take place August 17-19, 2015 in Chicago. This invitation-only event features the Very Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C., D.Min. as keynote speaker on the topic "Vocation Ministry: Keys to Collaboration." Donio is Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center and Provincial Rector of the  Immaculate Conception Province of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallotine Fathers and Brothers). For information on the National Vocations Awareness Division for J.S. Paluch Co., click here.

Catholics on Call Young Adult Summer Conference

Catholics on Call is sponsoring a Young Adult Summer Conference in Chicago August 4-8 for men and women ages 18-30 who feel called to a life of service in the church and are seeking direction. They may apply online. Or email: catholicsoncall@ctu.edu.

Catholics on Call Partner Conference

Catholics on Call invites vocation directors to attend its Partner Conference to be held September 24-25 in Chicago. The featured speaker will be Kathleen A. Cahalan, professor of theology at Saint John’s University School of Theology Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. She will discuss the call to discipleship, the vocation to ministry, and practices for accompanying young discerners.

Learn more at catholicsoncall.org/partner-conference. Or email: catholicsoncall@ctu.edu.

Communicators for Women Religious

The Communicators for Women Religious is holding its annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico October 6-9. Vocation ministers are welcome to take part. The conference theme will be "Spirit of the wind; Spirit of the message," and the keynote speaker will be Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M. Workshops will address social media, branding, magazines, and more. Learn more at c4wr.org

Symposium "To Wake up the World"

The Council of Major Superiors of Women will host a fall symposium, “To Wake up the World,” November 13-14 at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch in St. Louis. This will be a national event at which scholars and religious come together to discuss the beauty and witness of religious life. The keynote address will be by Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, O.P., adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It is open to all religious, priests, and laity. Learn more at cmswr.org.



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