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Behavioral Assessment 2       October 5-6, 2021 Behavioral Assessment 1       October 8-10, 2021 Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors       October 12-16, 2021  Navigating Uncertainty with

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Communal and personal wellness

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Digital edition and pdf     View or download a pdf of the 2021 Summer HORIZON edition. Readers, please limit your sharing of material to 50 distributions or less.

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Communal and personal wellness

Digital edition and pdf

View or download a pdf of the 2021 Fall HORIZON edition. Readers, please limit your sharing of material to 50 distributions or less.

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 4 Fall--What draws people to religious life?

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Digital edition and pdf View or download a pdf of the 2021 Fall HORIZON edition. Readers, please limit your sharing of material to 50 distributions or less.

--- 2022 HORIZON No. 1 Winter--Young adult realities

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Digital edition and pdf   View or download a pdf of the 2021 Spring HORIZON edition. Readers, please limit your sharing of material to 50 distributions or less.

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 2 Spring -- Race, culture, and new members

NRVC publications win nine awards

HORIZON awards Best Essay - Religious Order Magazines First Place HORIZON, Sister Addie Lorraine Walker, S.S.N.D.

--- Periodicals overview

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Digital edition and pdf Add HORIZON to your devices   View or download a pdf of the 2021 Winter HORIZON edition. Readers, please limit your sharing of material to 50 distributions or less.

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 1 Winter--Focus on hope, Convocation edition

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What I wish my community understood about vocation ministry

IN MAY 2021 HORIZON asked the members of the National Religious Vocation Conference to answer one question: What do you wish your community’s membership understood about vocation ministry?

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Communal and personal wellness
--- Vocation ministry
--- Community life

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Updates Resources help break down study’s meaning for individual communities Religious communities now have several resources to help them identify and absorb the most important messages from the 2020

--- 2020 HORIZON No. 4 Fall — Assessment

Board selects new chair, vice chairs, and members

Board selects new chair, vice chairs, and members At March 2021 meeting Top row: Mindy Welding, I.H.M., chair; and vice chairs Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D., and Sister Belinda Monahan, O.S.B.

--- Board & staff

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• Behavioral Assessment II, Oct. 20-21, 2017, led by Father Raymond P.

--- 2017 HORIZON No. 3 Summer -- Vocation ministry with vitality

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Can we let candidates bring their whole selves to community?

They have a 100 percent acceptance rate into college for their seniors; in 2022 over $3 million dollars of scholarships were awarded to 100 graduating students. It’s tremendous.

--- 2022 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Accompaniment | Vocation Culture
--- African American and Asian candidates
--- Multicultural issues

[ HORIZON interviews Father Joseph Brown, S.J. ]  

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What vocation directors can learn from the youth synod

What vocation directors can learn from the youth synod HORIZON interviews Sister Nathalie Becquart The exuberance of the young people who took part in the 2018 synod injected it with energy and a positive

--- 2019 HORIZON No. 3 Summer — Refining ourselves & our ministry
--- Youth, youth ministry

[ HORIZON interviews Sister Nathalie Becquart X.M.C.J. ]  

I am NRVC: Mrs. Sandy Piwko

In addition, I have served since 2021 as co-coordinator of NRVC’s New England Member Area with Sister June Fitzgerald, O.P.  How long have you been involved in vocation ministry? Five years.

--- I am NRVC!

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The essential role of leadership in nurturing new members

The 2020 study showed that most religious institutes promote vocations, accept new members, and have serious discerners.

--- 2023 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Synodality and collaboration
--- Leadership of religious communities
--- Vocation ministry

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Hilton Foundation grant, 2023-2025 Grappling with interculturality continues to emerge as a need among our members.  Thanks to a generous three-year grant from the Conrad N.

--- Mission & benefactors

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Healthy community helps prevent abuse

His dissertation for a 2017 Ph.D. in organizational development looked at clerical sexual abuse and organizational socialization Related reading Fall 2018 edition of HORIZON, “Ministry Amid the Storm

--- 2020 HORIZON No. 4 Fall — Assessment
--- Sex abuse
--- Community life

[ HORIZON interviews Father John Tourangeau O. Praem. ]  

Feed your spirit: Receiving the adjacent possible

It is as if there was a collective call to new horizons in the audience. To give credit where due, the phrase originated with Stuart Kaufmann who used it to describe biological evolution.

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 4 Fall--What draws people to religious life?
--- Spiritual growth
--- Hope

[ Sister Margo Ritchie C.S.J. ]  

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Synodality and new life

In the last three recorded years, 2019 to 2021, over 1,000 people entered initial formation in U.S. religious institutes. The significance of those new members cannot be underestimated.

--- Divisions in church and religious communities
--- 2023 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Synodality and collaboration
--- Membership
--- Ecclesial diversity
--- Church documents
--- Theology of vocation
--- Vocation ministry
--- Future of religious life

[ Carol Schuck Scheiber ]  

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Developing a vocation culture on a college campus

But when the Vatican issued a document in 2021 about clergy “not blessing sin,” she stopped her discernment with my community and looked to another Christian church.

--- 2022 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Accompaniment | Vocation Culture
--- Culture of vocations
--- Vocation ministry

[ Sister Susan Kidd C.N.D. ]  

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Poverty: New thoughts on an old vow

With that in mind, HORIZON begins a series of reflections on the evangelical counsels. We invite readers to give their feedback to keep the conversation going.

--- 2017 HORIZON No. 2 Spring -- Forward in faith
--- Vow of poverty
--- Vow of poverty

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Collaborate in your diocese

Like the readers of HORIZON, those of us who staff the vocation office greatly understand the need for such collaboration. The archdiocese is not in competition with religious communities.

--- 2023 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Synodality and collaboration
--- Ecclesial diversity
--- Vocation ministry

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Let's welcome the gift of African American vocations

It’s kind of interesting to me that in the year 2020 that most of our congregations are not more diverse today.

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 2 Spring -- Race, culture, and new members
--- African American and Asian candidates
--- Multicultural issues

[ HORIZON editor | Interview with Brother Patrick Winbush, O.S.B. and Sister Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S. ]  

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Encouraging vocation culture in Hispanic families

In 2021 six million children in the country—almost all born in the U.S.—lived with an unauthorized parent.

--- 2024 HORIZON No. 2 Spring--Latino cultural patterns
--- Hispanics

[ Hosffman Ospino ]  

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What do the popes say about vocation?

The 2001 message, for instance, says “every life is a vocation.”

--- 2012 HORIZON No. 1 Winter -- Theology of vocation
--- Theology of Vocation
--- Theology of vocation

[ Fr. Brendan Leahy ]  

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Vocation ministers can follow St. Paul’s path toward reconciliation

Paul’s path toward reconciliation This article was the second of two keynote presentations delivered at the November 2012 convocation of the National Religious Vocation Conference held in Plano, TX.

--- Reconciliation
--- 2013 HORIZON No. 1 Winter--Vocation ministers and reconciliation
--- Reconciliation

[ Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes F.S.P. ]  

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PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 4 -- Vocation communications

PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 4 -- Vocation communications Click here to download the 2001 Horizon No. 4 Summer edition in pdf form. Theme:  Vocation communications.

--- 2001 HORIZON No. 4 -- Vocation communications

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PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 1 -- Variety issue

PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 1 -- Variety issue Click here to download the 2001 Horizon No. 1 Fall edition in pdf form. Theme: Variety issue.

--- 2001 HORIZON No. 1 -- Variety issue

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PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 1 Winter -- Convocation 2010: Casting the net, Vocation ministry in a global church and world

PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 1 Winter -- Convocation 2010: Casting the net, Vocation ministry in a global church and world Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Winter issue.

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 1 Winter -- Convocation 2010: Casting the net

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PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 4 Fall -- Charism and vocation ministry

PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 4 Fall -- Charism and vocation ministry Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Fall issue. Theme:  Charism and vocation ministry.

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 4 Fall -- Charism and vocation ministry

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PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 3 -- Vocation ministry at the crossroads

PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 3 -- Vocation ministry at the crossroads Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Summer issue. Theme: Vocation ministry at the crossroads.

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 3 Summer -- Vocation ministry at the crossroads

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PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 2 Winter -- Convocation

PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 2 Winter -- Convocation Click here to download the 2001 Horizon No. 2 Winter edition in pdf form. Theme: Convocation 2000,  Building bridges to young adults.  

--- 2001 HORIZON No. 2 -- Convocation 2000, Building bridges to young adults

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HORIZON Index 2012

HORIZON Index 2012 Volume 37, Number 1 | Winter 2012 Theology of vocation Updates: Snapshot of vocation ministry, p. 4 Vocation as a lifelong, personal adventure for every Christian, by Archbishop

--- 2013 HORIZON No. 1 Winter--Vocation ministers and reconciliation

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PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 3 -- Admissions

PDF of 2001 HORIZON No. 3 -- Admissions Click here to download the 2001 Horizon No. Spring edition in pdf form. Theme: admissions.

--- 2001 HORIZON No. 3 -- Admissions

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PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 2 Spring -- Encouraging quality discernment

PDF of 2011 HORIZON No. 2 Spring -- Encouraging quality discernment Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Spring issue. Theme: Encouraging quality discernment  

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 2 Spring -- Encouraging quality discernment

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Index of 2000-2001 HORIZON

Index of 2000-2001 HORIZON Variety Issue — Fall 2000, Volume 26, Number 1 “Developing a culture of vocations,” by Bishop Robert J.

--- 2001 HORIZON No. 1 -- Variety issue

Summer Institute offers five workshops

Summer Institute offers five workshops In Chicago July 10-21 Participants in the 2016 Summer Institute take an outdoor break.

--- February 2018 newsletter

2021 NCYC

2021 NCYC November 18-20, 2021 The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial three-day experience to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship, sponsored

--- NCYC - National Catholic Youth Conference
--- Fall & winter events

Attend Fall Institute

The NRVC Fall Institute will take place in Leavenworth, Kansas, October 10-21, and anyone still seeking to register is welcome. Click below for details and registration. 

--- October 2017 newsletter

2018 NRVC Summer Institute

2018 NRVC Summer Institute July 10-21, 2018   Our annual Summer Institute will offer five workshops at the downtown campus of DePaul University, July 10-21, 2018.

--- Spring & summer events
--- Spring & summer events
--- Spring & summer events

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Editor's Note

Editor's Note Encouraging quality discernment: Season of hope Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Spring issue.

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 2 Spring -- Encouraging quality discernment

[ Carol Schuck Scheiber ]  

2018 NRVC Summer Institute

2018 NRVC Summer Institute July 10-21, 2018   Our annual Summer Institute will offer five workshops at the downtown campus of DePaul University, July 10-21, 2018.

--- 2018 Summer Institute

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Editor´s Note

Editor´s Note Charism and vocation ministry: A jambalaya of ideas and information   Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Fall issue.

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 4 Fall -- Charism and vocation ministry

[ Carol Schuck Scheiber ]  

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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note Casting the net: Finding joy as we cast the net in new ways Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Winter issue.

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 1 Winter -- Convocation 2010: Casting the net

[ Carol Schuck Scheiber ]  

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Collaborative Efforts Underway

Charlotte McCorquodale will lead this research in two phases beginning November 2021 and concluding February 2023. This study will include fifty focus groups in 35-40 dioceses throughout the country.

--- 2021 Posts

[ Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration ]  

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Editor´s Note

Editor´s Note Vocation ministry at the crossroads: Have Merton, will travel Click here to download the 2011 HORIZON Summer issue.

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 3 Summer -- Vocation ministry at the crossroads

[ Carol Schuck Scheiber ]  

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The 2021 NRVC Annual Report

The 2021 NRVC Annual Report We are happy to share the NRVC 2021 Annual Report  with all of you. 

--- 2022 Posts

[ Phil Loftus ]  

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FAQs and 10 things to know about church sexual abuse

See the HORIZON library and the Vocation Directors Manual at nrvc.net. What can I do to help keep the church honest and accountable and to help prevent sexual abuse or harassment?

--- 2018 HORIZON No. 4 Fall -- Ministry amid the storm
--- Sex abuse
--- Sexuality & Sexual Misconduct

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How we talk about brotherhood

HORIZON posed that question to its brother readers, and here are some of their answers. What do you tell young adults about who you are? How do you communicate this?

--- Brotherhood
--- 2018 HORIZON No. 1 Winter -- Talking with young people
--- Charism and Religious Life

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PDF of 2000 HORIZON No. 1 -- Variety issue

PDF of 2000 HORIZON No. 1 -- Variety issue Click here to download the 2001 (2000) Horizon No. 1 Fall edition in pdf form. 

--- 2000 HORIZON No. 1 -- Variety issue