Join us for convocation!

Join us for convocation!

Oct. 27-31

Participants in the 2014 convocation enjoy the camaraderie of learning, networking, and worshiping with other vocation directors.

Don't miss out. Register now to take part in the NRVC Convocation Oct. 27-31 in Overland Park, Kansas—an event that promises to be stimulating, rewarding, and educational.

Hundreds of vocation directors and those who support them will be part of this gathering, which features outstanding learning, networking, discussion, and prayer opportunities. Here are just some of the highlights on the schedule.


Live-streamed panel of young religious

Moderated by Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann of Salt + Light TV, a panel of young people in early formation or discernment will discuss their vocations.


Talk by Vatican insider Father Rosica

During a dessert social Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. of the Vatican Press Office and Salt + Light TV will share stories and insights about Pope Francis in a presentation on the pope's Ignatian qualities.


Fresh new keynoters

Father Kevin O'Brien, S.J. and Ms. Sherrie Weddell will deliver keynote addresses on the convocation theme of "Awakened by the Spirit: Called to Discipleship."

O'Brien is dean and a professor at the Jesuit School of Theology of the University of Santa Clara in Berkeley, California. Weddell is the co-founder of Catherine of Siena Institute and has published books and articles about discipleship.


Presentation and panel on NRVC's family study

Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., NRVC's former executive director, will present the results of NRVC's 2015 study about the role of the family in vocations. A panel of NRVC members will share insights on the topic, too. The panel will consist of Sister Michelle Lesher, S.S.J.; Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.; Sister Pat Dual, O.P.; Sister Anna Pauline Pham, O.P.; and Brother Chris Patino, F.S.C.


Outstanding workshops

Attendees may attend two 75-minute workshops on the following topics: the faith life of vocation directors, conversations between generations in religious communities, building intercultural competence, and reaching young adults.  Four full-day pre-convocation workshops will also be offered.


Quality networking, camaraderie, and worship

Convocation participants routinely praise NRVC convocations for the opportunity to meet other vocation directors, find support, and pray together in beautiful prayer services and liturgies. The liturgist will be Mikey Needleman, a Catholic musician who has provided music at a wide range of church events and has produced three CDs.

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