You are invited to join us today for a LIVE podcast at A Nun’s Life Ministry on vocations and religious life.

Our discussion will be on vocations in general as well as recent research on vocations. We have two special guests coming to our LIVE podcast — Brother Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, Executive Director of the National Religious Vocation Conference, and Patrice Tuohy, Executive Editor of VISION Vocation Guide. They’ll join us to discuss the newly released study on Catholic Vocations and Religious Life. This is a very important study, and if you haven’t done so already, read through the executive summary and other related resources (Mythbusters section is quite interesting).

We’ll ask them about the survey itself, its aim and who participated, and also some specifics about the survey such as what it means to create/have a “culture of vocations”. Since both guests have expertise in the field of vocations, we’ll ask them for their observations on and advice for vocation directors and people considering a vocation.

Patrice TuohyPatrice Tuohy, Executive Editor of VISION Vocation Guide and Founder of TrueQuest Communications

  • TrueQuest Communications – “award-winning publishers of Vision Vocation Guide, Prepare the Word Homily Service, and Take Five for Faith”
  • VISION Vocation Guide – “insightful articles, resources, and interactive features online to assist you as you discern your life’s calling and explore religious life.”
  • – part of the VISION website

Brother Paul Bednarczyk, CSCBrother Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, Executive Director of the National Religious Vocation Conference and former CSC Vocation Director

Here’s how to join us LIVE.

At 1:00 p.m. CT, visit On the right side of the blog under the photo you’ll see a blue box displaying a green button that says “LIVE NOW” (if you don’t see it click on the A Nun’s Life header at the top of the screen to refresh the page). You won’t see the green button until it’s close to the time the podcast starts. Click the button to start the audio (takes a minute or so).

Another way to listen is by phone. Simply dial 724-444-7444 and enter Call ID number 60385 and then enter the # sign.

You can also participate by signing on to the chat room with Sister Maxine and me. This the place where you can interact with other listeners and with us. During the broadcast you can ask your questions and offer comments to our guests which Sister Maxine and I will, if possible, read on the air. Click the link that says “Join Now To Participate”. A new window will open with a chat box and a list of other participants.

Post-show Update: Here is a recording of the podcast: NRVC Vocations Study