NRVP Annual Conference 

The annual conference for Vocations Personnel took place on Saturday October 24th at St Peter's Nursing Home which is run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, Vauxhall, London (where Pope Benedict paid a visit in 2010) 
The key note speaker was Fr Gerard Bradley, Director of Spiritual Formation at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, who addressed the question “Who are the people wanting to enter religious life and priesthood today?” Fr. Gerard gave us plenty to think of as he led us to reflect on how young people today see life in general and religious life and priesthood in particular and how their lives in the 21st century may differ from those of us in formation. 
After a delicious lunch which gave us time to chat as well as look at some of the latest publications from St. Paul’s book shop, the afternoon session included reflections on the interaction between contemporary family life and vocations to consecrated life and priesthood. This was led by Caroline King, whose son is a priest, and Fr Christopher Jamison. There were opportunities for discussion with those sitting nearby as well as questions to the two people in dialogue. 
The day was extremely well attended and Fr Gerard's talk was well received, leaving us with much food for thought. Both the opening and closing liturgies were well-prepared and gave us some time to reflect on the day. 
For more photos of the day click here 
Participants chat over lunch 
St. Peter's Nursing Home