Advent Days of Reflection and Renewal

Advent Days of Reflection and Renewal


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Throughout the year, Vocation Ministers are multitasking and busier than ever promoting vocations in a myriad of settings. Advent can be the ideal time to slow down for much needed self-care and more intensive prayer. NRVC is offering vocation ministers four days in the desert to focus on transformation and the journey of faith. To provide adequate sacred space, this program is limited to 18 participants.

This program will be held at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, AZ. Situated in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains and the beautiful Sonoran Desert, it is a site that appeals to the nature lover and gently challenges the more urban personality. Overnight accommodations include private rooms and bath, as well as all meals. The retreat center is approximately 20 minutes by shuttle from the Tucson airport. For more information, visit their website at: Please do not call the Redemptorist Renewal Center for reservations.


December 10-13, 2013

Rest Stops for the Soul: Transformation for Vocation Ministers

Vocation ministry has the potential to bring us to greater conversion, which ultimately leads us to community. This movement of transformation beckons us to believe and accept our identity as the beloved of God. For most of us, conversion is not one, brief, blinding moment that changes our life forever, but rather a slow, maturing process that takes place over time as we learn a new language found in the whisper and wisdom of our God - the language of the soul. We will reflect on how vocation ministry, like the life of faith, is a sojourn of the soul. During these days of reflection, this rest stop for our soul, we will explore stories of our faith and see how they reconnect us to the stories of our lives and ministry.|

This program begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday and ends at 10:00 AM on Friday.




Father Joseph Nassal, CPPS is the author of eight books including The Conspiracy of Compassion, Rest Stops for the Soul, Premeditated Mercy, Moments of Truth, and Stations of the Crib. A Missionary of the Precious Blood, Joe has been engaged in retreat, renewal and reconciliation ministry since 1988, including three years as director of Shantivanam, the House of Prayer for the Archdiocese of Kansas City. In 2002, he was part of the team in establishing the Precious Blood Center for Reconciliation on the south side of Chicago. Ordained in 1982, Joe has also served in parish and justice and peace ministry and in formation, vocation, and leadership for his religious community. He presently serves on the leadership team of the Kansas City Province as Provincial Director and lives in Liberty, MO.

Program Fees:
Fees include all meals, overnight accommodations, materials, speaker and facility fee..


$ 775.00 – NRVC Professional Member
$ 790.00 – NRVC Associate Member
$ 850.00 – Non-NRVC Member

Reservations are for 3 nights with a check-in on December 10 and a check out by 11:00 a.m. on December 13th.

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