National Vocation Awareness Week 2019

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these vocations.

This year, it will be celebrated on November 3-9.


The priests of the Basilica of Saint Mary, some seminarians from the Diocese of Arlington, and Sister Emily Beata Marsh from the Daughters of Saint Paul have shared their vocation stories on The Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast.

Father Edward Hathaway:

Father Nicholas Blank:

Father David Dufresne: 

Seminarian Jonathan Smith:

Seminarian Tony Bennett:

Sister Emily Beata Marsh:

NVAW in the Diocese of Arlington

Visit the Diocese of Arlington’s NVAW site here.

If you or someone you know might be called to explore their vocation to priesthood or religious life, contact Father Michael Isenberg, or 703-841-2514.

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