Vocations

June 17, 2022
by Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND   “What’s a vocation? Who has one?” (Hint: we all do!) These were a couple of the opening questions Sisters Jill Laszewski and I asked 17 students at St. Jerome’s Catholic School in Maplewood, Minnesota. Thanks to the efforts of Sister Audrey Lindenfelser who ministers at the school, we received an invitation, as members of...Read more
May 6, 2022
World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed Sunday, May 8, 2022. It is also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond...Read more
February 16, 2022
“What is the tallest mountain in the United States and how many meters is it?” With that final question, the North American Vocation Team (NAVT) closed out its Second Annual SSND Trivia Night to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The online event brings together high schools affiliated with SSND as a way to deepen the connection among the NAVT, the students...Read more
February 2, 2022
“What would the Church be without religious sisters and consecrated laywomen? The Church cannot be understood without them.” ~Pope Francis, February 2022 February 2 is the World Day for Consecrated Life, instituted in 1997 by Pope Saint John Paul II. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord which is also known as Candlemas Day;...Read more
October 15, 2021
>>Click here for a recording of the session. Chicago area members of Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) invite you to the third annual Meet Our Sisters Tour (MOST), a collaborative event during National Vocation Awareness Week (November 7-13, 2021) to raise awareness of the vast presence of Catholic sisters who live and serve in Chicagoland. The “tour” is open to...Read more
March 11, 2021
In October 2020, three of our newer members participated in the NRVC Convocation together with the Vocation Team and several members of SSND leadership. All participating newer members were asked to write an essay responding to one of several questions related to themes of community life, intergenerational and intercultural living and hope for the future. We are pleased to share...Read more
February 19, 2021
To celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2021, the SSND North American Vocation Team (NAVT) sponsored an online Trivia Night for SSND sponsored and affiliated high schools. On Thursday, February 4, eight teams of four from six schools had fun competing for a donation to their favorite charity. In addition to accumulating points for correct answers, including SSND trivia, the final round...Read more
February 9, 2021
In October 2020, three of our newer members participated in the NRVC Convocation together with the Vocation Team and several members of SSND leadership. All participating newer members were asked to write an essay responding to one of several questions related to themes of community life, intergenerational and intercultural living and hope for the future. We are pleased to share...Read more
November 11, 2020
  Looking with hope at the present moment of vocation ministry and into the future with 20/20 vision, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) held its biennial convocation Oct. 28-31, 2020.  As is more usual these days, because of the pandemic, the convocation moved from its planned site in Spokane, Washington, to an entirely online platform. This did permit, however,...Read more