Giving Voice is hosting a Virtual 20s & 30s Retreat January 15-17, 2021, with the theme “Hope” guiding our planning. Registration is open to any woman in a Roman Catholic canonical institute or society of vowed women religious in her 20s & 30s who has started the state in formation immediately preceding the novitiate.
Recently I attended the National Religious Vocation Conference 2020 Virtual Convocation. Members of the Felician formation team were able to invite guests, and I was one of them. Guests at the NRVC Convocation receive a grant to attend if they fulfill several requirements. One of them is to write a brief essay about being hopeful in religious life. This is in response to the theme of the convocation, 2020 Vision: Focus on Hope. The branded statement that repeated throughout the convocation was “I believe God is still calling women and men to holiness --- and I am filled with abundant hope.”