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NRVC collaborator news

Sabbatical, webinar, brothers conference, priesthood conference, and more

Hesburgh Sabbatical Program

Looking for rest or renewal in a supportive, inquiring, and faith-based environment? The Hesburgh Sabbatical Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago is accepting applications for the spring 2017 sabbatical experience, which runs January 30 through May 12.

RFC to host webinar on younger members Feb. 17

The Religious Formation Conference will sponsor "The Transformation of Religious Life: Reflections from Younger Members" on February 17 at 2 p.m. Central Time.

Presented by Ted Dunn, Ph.D. this webinar will look at his recent survey of sisters under age 50 on the transformation of religious life. These sisters shared what they see emerging on the horizon of religious life. For details or to register go to

Brothers Symposium March 25

A national Brothers Symposium will be held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana on March 25. The program will be based on the Vatican document "Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in Church," with Brother John Mark Falkenhain, O.S.B. serving as keynote speaker. The event is  sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, the National Religious Vocation Conference, the Religious Brothers Conference, the Religious Formation Conference, and the University of Notre Dame. Further information is available here.

Religious priesthood conference

The Center for the Study of Consecrated Life will sponsor a conference on religious life priesthood April 6-7 at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Three keynoters will speak: Archbishop Joseph Tobin, C.S.S.R.; Edward Hahnenberg, Ph.D.; and Father Robin Ryan, C.P. For more information, see

Save the date: 2018 conference on intercultural competency

Saint Luke Institute and St. Meinrad Archabbey, Seminary and School of Theology will host the second biennial human formation conference, April 15-18, 2018, in St. Meinrad, Indiana. The topic will be "Intercultural Competencies for Human Formation."

The conference is designed for individuals and teams involved in leadership and initial and ongoing formation. Details will be available soon. If you have questions or want to make sure you are on the outreach list, please visit or contact Beth Davis at

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October 9-11,

Frankfort, IL

Virtual Orientation Program

October 9-13,

Virtual workshop

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October 17-19,

Virtual workshop

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October 24-26,

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October 23-25,

Villa Maria, PA

Young Adult Retreat Day

November 4,

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December 2-3,

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