New Websites About Religious Life in England and Wales

The National Office for Vocation has produced a new website about religious life in England and Wales:
The site contains a wide range of information about the various forms of religious life, advice on discernment, vocation stories, videos, teaching resources and links to the websites of all religious congregations in England and Wales. The \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'How to be a nun\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' page has instantly proved to be extremely popular.  They have also re-designed our website about religious life for 10-16 year olds: \"\\"\\\\"\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\"\\\\"\\"\"

The National Office for Vocation in England and Wales was developed in response to the Church document of 1997 entitled ‘New Vocations for a New Europe, (In Verbo Tuo.)’ This offers a vision of the Church as a community of the called whose task is to call others.

The mission of the office is to:

  • Build a culture of vocation in the Church in England and Wales
  • Promote the calls to specific vocations, including priesthood, the diaconate, marriage, the religious life and all other forms of consecrated life.

The Director of the office is Fr. Christopher Jamision, OSB.   He is a former Abbot of Worth and a former headmaster of Worth School. He is known for his appearances in the media and for his books which bring wisdom from the monastic tradition to a contemporary audience. As Director, Fr Christopher is responsible for the overall strategy of the Office, its interface with vocations directors and its public relations.

 The Promoter of Vocations to the Religious life is Sr. Cathy Jones.  Sr. Cathy is sponsored by the Conference of Religious, to work within NOV to promote religious life. She is responsible for fostering an understanding of religious life among all vocations personnel and supports the vocations ministry of religious congregations. She also offers advice on the setting up of discernment groups.

The Development Coordinator is Judith Eydmann.  Judith who joined the office in 2005 has a background in biomedical publishing, research and communication. She is responsible for producing online and printed resources, website administration, research and statistics, project management and publicity.







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