National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration in the United States dedicated to promote vocation to consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering this particular calling. It began in in 1976 when the United States bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for NVAW. In 1997, this celebration was moved to coincide with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on January 13 in 2013. Beginning in 2014, NVAW was moved to the first full week of November.
This year, the Brothers Vocation website will host a five-day online retreat experience. Each day will have different modules that can be completed individually or in a group setting. The online retreat will be available during NVAW and remain available as a vocation and discernment resource. The site will also include resources, such as prayers, quotes and ideas for educators to share NVAW in their classrooms.