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Dare to Love

1st Thursday Monthly 8-8:30 a.m.

Dare to Love is a program that cultivates vocation awareness in the Archdiocese of Chicago through discussion of topics related to vocation discernment and promotion. Dare to Love is hosted by Sister Lovina Francis Pammit, OSF with co-host Sister Mary Kay Brooks, SSND.

Sr. Lovina is a Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart and is the Coordinator of Religious Vocations Ministries in the Office for Religious of the Archdiocese of Chicago and serves as Coordinator of CAVA.

Sr. Mary Kay is the Vocation Director for the School Sisters of Notre Dame currently serving on the CAVA Advisory Board.

CAVA (Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association) is a ministry of the Office for Religious (OFR) in the Archdiocese of Chicago. CAVA is an association of Roman Catholic Religious Sisters, Brothers, Priests, Consecrated Laity and others who are active in and supportive of vocation ministry. Members of CAVA belong to or avidly support religious congregations, secular institutes and lay ecclesial movements serving the People of God in the Archdiocese of Chicago. CAVA’s purpose is to nurture a Culture of Vocations within the Catholic Church. Our twofold purpose is to promote general vocation awareness and to invite young men and women to discern a vocation to consecrated life.

Sister Lovina Francis
Pammit, OSF
Sister Mary Kay
Brooks, SSND

Celebrating the Spirit of Francis: Caring for ALL Creation

Guests: Sr. Nancy Roberta Schramm, OSF, Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Frankfort, IL) and Sr. Peggy Quinn, OSF, Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet Franciscans). Sr. Nancy talks about the Synod on the Amazon (October 6 to 27, 2019), brings up some of previous attention on environmental concerns including Laudato Sí by Pope Francis and recommends actions that we could do right now starting with educating ourselves with current concerns. To reach her in the Joliet diocese Mission Office, call 815-221-6257. Sr. Peggy lists various ways to live out right relationships with all of creation – working against human trafficking and providing support to survivors and hosting the Bluestem Earth Festival annually to form a community that cares for all of creation. Visit to find out more.
Thursday, October 03, 2019 | Stream | Download

Profession of Perpetual Vows: A Lifetime Commitment

Host: Sister Lovina Francis Pammit, OSF Guest: Sister Jess Lambert, FE (Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago) The conversation between Sr. Lovina and Sr. Jess features the latter's profession of final (perpetual) vows on September 8, 2019. Recounting the journey that led her up to this big moment, Sr. Jess explains that though this day can be seen as a culmination of long years of formation, it is also like a doorway leading to a lifetime journey as a vowed Religious. Listen to her vocation story, what she says about day to day commitment and other inspiring words of wisdom, especially for those feeling a call to consecrated life. To find out more about the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago, visit or call 773-486-8431.
Thursday, September 05, 2019 | Stream | Download

The Story of Adam

Today’s guest, Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD, is a member of the Society of Divine Word, aka Divine Word Missionaries, who is celebrating his 25th jubilee anniversary of first profession of vows as a consecrated religious. Fr. Adam recounts the story of his vocation as a religious priest – those who inspired him, mentored and served as companions on the journey. Listeners will learn tips for discerners, humorous experiences and poignant moments in his life of service. Find out one of the unique things about him that makes him popular with Filipinos! As a CAVA member, Fr. Adam manages its social media postings. He also serves as a Board member of NRVC (National Religious Vocation Conference). Contact information: 847-644-8320 |
Thursday, August 01, 2019 | Stream | Download

Vocation Discernment Initiatives for Young People

Sister Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN, a Sister of Holy Family of Nazareth, talks about her community’s new initiative of opening a discernment house in Richardson, Texas near Dallas, where Affiliates (women in discernment with her community) will experience community life with the Sisters, and where those who are seeking their path are given an opportunity to explore God’s call in their life. Sr. Lovina and Sr. Michele also discuss other means to discern a vocation call, such as through service and mission outreach, “Come and See” discernment weekends, and CAVA’s monthly online discernment for men and women. To contact Sr. Michele about discernment opportunities, call 847-298-6760. U.S website:; international website: To know more about CAVA’s discernment programs, visit or call 312-534-5240.
Thursday, July 04, 2019 | Stream | Download

With God, Nothing is Impossible

Sr. Lovina Francis Pammit, OSF, interviews Nicholas Divine, originally from Holyoke, Massachusetts, a Passionist confrere on the way to being ordained as transitional Deacon in the fall and as a Religious priest by next year. Nicholas talks about how as a young man he felt a call to religious life but found himself first living through a series of events that changed his life. He also talked about his play based on a true story from his childhood, “Right Angles: A Polish American Christmas Comedy in Two Acts” which hopefully will be performed live in the Chicago area. “Right Angles” is available for sale online at or contact Sr. Lovina if interested in buying a copy signed by the author.
Thursday, June 06, 2019 | Stream | Download

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