Keynoters selected for NRVC convocation

Keynoters selected for NRVC convocation

Experts in Ignatian spirituality and evangelization to speak

Two keynote speakers have been selected for the October 27-31, 2016 convocation of the NRVC: Father Kevin O'Brien, S.J., an expert in Ignatian spirituality, ecclesiology, and pastoral ministry; and Ms. Sherry Weddell, an expert in evangelization and the formation of "intentional disciples." The convocation theme is "Awakened by the Spirit: Called to Discipleship."

Father Kevin O'Brien, S.J.

Father Kevin O’Brien, S.J. is vice president for mission and ministry at Georgetown University. In this role he shares the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of education and spirituality with faculty, students, staff, and alumni through seminars, social justice immersion programs, and retreats. Father O'Brien also oversees campus ministry programs on four campuses and the Mission and Pastoral Care program at MedStar Georgetown Hospital.

Father O’Brien lectures in Georgetown's Department of Theology in the area of ecclesiology and has written on Jesuit history and spirituality. In 2011, Loyola Press published his award-winning book, The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life.

Ms. Sherry Weddell

Sherry Weddell co-founded the Catherine of Siena Institute (CSI) with Father Michael Sweeney, O.P. in 1997. CSI is an affiliated international ministry of the Western Dominican Province. It trains Catholic leaders in evangelization and the formation of parishes of "intentional disciples." Ms. Weddell and her international team of collaborators have worked directly with 120,000 lay, religious, and ordained Catholics in more than 500 parishes in 137 dioceses.

Ms. Weddell is also the author of the books Become a Parish of Intentional Disciples (Our Sunday Visitor,  2015) and Forming Intentional Disciples: the Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (Our Sunday Visitor, 2012).

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