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In anticipation of and in preparation for the Synod of Bishops to be held in 2018 on the topic “Young people, faith and vocation discernment, this Dicastery has organized a Conference for Major Superiors and Vocation Animation Personnel on Vocational Ministry.

Consecrated life, particularly in some countries, has been suffering a serious vocational crisis for years. Due to the lack of generational replacement, many Institutes are experiencing problems in both their life and mission (aging of members, closure of works, sale of real estate ...).

Our intent, in summoning all those who are engaged in this extraordinary challenge, is not to lament, but rather to concretely consider the reality and search for new endeavours, starting from those positive experiences that already exist (best practices and initiatives in collaboration with the Local Church and/or Inter-Congregational Initiatives). Since it is our desire to affront this challenge together, we are inviting members of all forms of Consecrated Life throughout the world, to contribute to the success of this undertaking!

The Conference will be held in Rome from December 1st  to 3rd 2017, at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 190).



To confirm your registration it is necessary that BY NOVEMBER 20 you pay the €180 fee, which also covers the lunches on December 1, 2 and 3.

Payment may be done in the following ways:

1.      BANK MONEY TRANSFER - only for those who have a current account at the IOR - beneficiary: CIVCSVA account no. C/21974010. Motivation: Vocational Ministry Congress (and please then send copy of the money transfer to  segreteriaeventi@religiosi.va )

2.       BY CHEQUE (Beneficiary:  Congregazione per la Vita Consacrata) or CASH  at our Dicastery, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon, starting from October 31st.  

The material for the Congress will be handed out at our Dicastery, which is in Piazza Pio XII, 3, Roma (opposite St Peter's Square) in the following days:

Monday 27 and Wednesday 29 November: 9.00 a.m. - 12 noon

Tuesday 28 and Thursday 29 November: 9.00 a.m. - 12 noon and 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.