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National Vocation Awareness Week

What is National Vocation Awareness Week?

National Vocation Awareness Week, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, is designed to help promote vocation awareness.

This annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States occurs during the first full week of November. NVAW is dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life through prayer and education. NVAW also emphasizes a renewal of our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.

O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a bountiful Harvest, send Your Graces upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor; preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of You. Open the hearts of Your children that they may discern Your Holy Will; inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ. Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life guided by Your Divine Word and Truth. Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

This is your invitation to learn more and to help us build a culture of vocations…

Visit convents and ministries of Chicagoland Catholic Sisters.

Tucked between expressways and hidden among the bustle and noise of city and suburban life is the powerful, yet often quiet, influence of Catholic sisters. These women have dedicated their lives to serving God and spreading the kingdom of His love. We invite you to explore the ways Catholic sisters live and work in Chicagoland by visiting their homes, their chapels, their heritage rooms, and their ministries during National Vocation Awareness Week.

The sisters look forward to meeting you.

Our Events

Two Cultures, One Call: Sisters Doris Terrel Jimenez, Kelly Moline, and the Global Call to Dominican Life

Two Cultures, One Call: Sisters Doris Terrel Jimenez, Sister Kelly Moline, and the Global Call to Dominican Life

Watch the premiere showing of video interviews with Sister Doris and Sister
Kelly, then meet them to talk about their lives of ministry.

Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 7 pm CT

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Register now to attend the virtual premiere of Two Cultures, One Call: Sisters Doris Terrel Jimenez, Sister Kelly Moline, and the Global Call to Dominican Life with LIVE discussion following the video. You will receive the Zoom link via email.

Preaching on the Prairie: Gospel Living at Jubilee Farm.
Preaching on the Prairie: Gospel Living at Jubilee Farm.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our 160-acre eco-spirituality center, then chat with the four Springfield Dominican Sisters who share the land with llamas, chickens, deer, coyotes, and an assortment of birds and other creatures. Register in advance for notifications about this Facebook Live event!

Friday Nov. 12, 2021 @ 7 p.m. CT

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