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Habits of the Heart Retreat

February 23rd, 2019

This retreat is for Religious 55(ish) and under serving the people of God in Canada (or with Canadian connection). The retreat invites us to ponder the habits of our heart that we need to embrace or abandon... Read More...

“Toward Light” – Statement on Sexual Abuse

October 11th, 2018

As further revelations of sexual abuse of children and of persons in vulnerable positions, perpetrated by clergy, religious and others in positions of leadership in the Church are reported, the Board of the National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD) issues the following statement. Read More...

NAVFD Research Project – “RECENT VOCATIONS TO RELIGIOUS LIFE IN CANADA”

October 3rd, 2018

The National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD) is actively engaged in the development of a vibrant action plan to enhance, serve, and support religious vocation ministry across the country. Read More...

Sr. Nathalie Becquart, xav – Witness Interview

September 22nd, 2018

Sr. Nathalie Becquart, xav, is a member of the Xavière Missionaries of Christ Jesus, who has been named as an auditor of the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment at the Vatican during the month of October 2018. Read More...

Retreat for Religious Under 55

July 31st, 2018

For the second consecutive year a retreat was held for those living religious life who are new to their communities and/or 55 ish and under. Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI offered talks and facilitated our reflection time. Read More...

Recent Vocations to Religious Life in Canada

July 6th, 2018

We at NAVFD are thrilled to present the final report of the research study, "Recent Vocations to Religious Life in Canada" conducted for us by the Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). Read More...

2018 NAVFD Conference: Keeping the Joy Alive

May 20th, 2018

Capturing some of the feedback and significant moments, we look back on the conference to help keep the joy it gave us alive in our hearts. Read More...

NAVFD Conference 2018: Ongoing Formation

May 20th, 2018

Sr. Ellen Dauwer, SC is the Executive Director of the Religious Formation Conference and offers this talk on Ongoing Formation at the 2018 NAVFD conference. Read More...

Youth Ambassador Insights

May 6th, 2018

Youth Ambassadors have these insights to offer at the NAVFD conference in Hamilton in April, 2018. Read More...

Revitalizing Conference held in Hamilton, Ontario this week

April 27th, 2018

The conference of the National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors was held in Hamilton, Ontario from April 22-25, 2018. Read More...