World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families

September 22-25, 2015

NRVC will be part of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia September 22-25, which is expected to gather 10-15,000 Catholics from 150 countries.

NRVC will be exhibiting at the event at booth 663, and its partner, National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations, will be at booth 661. The two booths will contain information about how families can support religious vocations, including details on the soon-to-be-released NRVC-CARA Study: The Role of the Family in Nurturing Vocations to Religious Life and the Priesthood. Staff and members from Region 3 will be at the NRVC booth. 

Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme meant to energize the event and add depth to the church's understanding of families. “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive" is the theme for the Philadelphia meeting.

The pope's visit to Philadelphia for the event, on September 26 and 27, is expected to attract some 2 million pilgrims.

For more information about the World Meeting of Families, see For details about NRVC's presence, contact Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M. at or (773) 363-5454.

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