The Dubuque Area Vocational Association (DAVA) was honored with the Mustard Seed Award at the 15th Biennial Convocation of the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), held in Overland Park, Kan., Oct. 27–31. The award recognizes those making a significant impact on vocation ministry through small, local initiatives that have grown to include other groups.
“Lou and I were blessed to work with a wonderful group of men and women in DAVA for the past nine years,” says Kathy Carr, BVM who, together with current BVM First Vice President Lou Anglin, served as Initial Membership Coordinators.
“Our collaboration with the other 11 congregations was truly supportive of our own efforts. We all encouraged each other and there was great respect for the charism and traditions of each congregation. One of the common responses DAVA would receive from program participants was how inspiring it was to see the congregations working together so enthusiastically. While the “fruits” of vocation work are often invisible, it is an honor to have our efforts recognized with this award from the National Religious Vocation Conference.”
Post date 12.13.16