Advent retreat/October workshops

Advent retreat/October workshops

Plan now to take part

Participants in the 2013 NRVC Advent retreat gave positive feedback about the experience.

NRVC invites vocation and formation ministers to renew their spirits at "Advent Days of Renewal and Reflection," to be held December 14-17 at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona, located in the Sonoran Desert.

Co-sponsored by NRVC and the Religious Formation Conference, this retreat will be led by Sister Addie Lorraine Walker, S.S.N.D. It will offer opportunities to embrace spiritual practices characteristic of Advent: waiting, accepting, anticipating, pondering and listening with heightened awareness, gratitude, and silence. 

A similar retreat was held in 2013 and was well-received by participants. Sister Maria Brizuela, O.S.F. wrote that she appreciated the "opportunity to take the time to pause and breathe intentionally … and in community with other vocation ministers."

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Seats still available at Fall Institute

Participants in a 2015 Summer Institute workshop show their enthusiasm.

Limited seats are still available to attend one of NRVC's four workshops at the Fall Institute, taking place October 13-25 at Marillac Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. They consist of:

Behavioral Assessment 1, by Father Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D., October 13-15

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry, by Father Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D., October 16-17

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, by Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C. and Sister Debbie Borneman, SS.C.M., October 18-22

Trends, Issues, and Best Practices in Vocation Ministry in the 21st Century, by Sister Maria Cimperman, R.S.C.J., Ted Dunn, Ph.D., and Brother Sean D. Sammon, F.M.S., October 23-25

For further information, contact Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M. at 773-363-5454 or

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