Dates and Location
Saint Joseph, Guardian of Virgins is the theme of the 2021 United States Convocation of Consecrated Virgins, to be held Friday, July 2 to Tuesday, July 6 in Enders Island, Connecticut, at the St. Edmund's Retreat Center.
Who is Invited
We warmly invite all consecrated virgins, both from the United States and other countries. With regard to those who are candidates for consecration, the invitation is extended to any virgin who has attended a previous Information Conference and who has been accepted by the bishop of her diocese as an aspirant or a candidate to receive the Consecration of a Virgin Living in the World.
We are most pleased to welcome once again The Most Revered Earl Boyea, Episcopal Moderator of the USACV and Bishop of Lansing, Michigan, who will be present either virtually or in person. His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, also plans to offer a virtual presentation. Father David Whiteside plans to join us once again as chaplain. We will gather together daily for Lauds, Holy Mass, and Vespers. The schedule also provides time for personal prayer, adoration, recreation, and conversation among the virgins attending.
Click here to see the tentative convocation program, which will be updated as plans progress.
The convocation fee is $550 for single room occupancy, including all meals and 4 nights of lodging. We are pleased to report that we met the required minimum number of 20 registrants, thanks be to God. We continue to accept (and welcome) additional registrations for the in-person convocation. Registration requires payment of a refundable deposit of $50.
Because the convocation fee does not cover all costs of organizing the convocation, we ask those who are able to consider making an optional donation.
Virtual Attendance at Live-streamed Sessions
The registration process and fees for virtual attendees will be announced after plans for the in-person event are confirmed.
Planning your presence and travel
Click here for general information about the convocation, including arrival and departure planning and appropriate attire for the gathering.
Contact Convocation Coordinator Joani McCann: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convocation Fee Payment Schedule (in-person event)
At registration $ 50.00 refundable deposit due.
May 31, 2021 $ 257.50 ($250) installment #1 due. ($250 by check; $257.50 if paying online)
June 30, 2021 $ 257.50 ($250) installment #2 due.
July 2, 2021 Final payments due at beginning of the convocation.
Total cost is $550 cash plus service charge if paying by credit card online.
Note: After paying the initial deposit with this online registration form, there are two options for making additional payments:
1) Mail checks for additional installments to: USACV, P.O. Box 442170, Miami, FL 33144.
2) Return to this form to pay additional installment payments online by credit card.
What would you like to pay at this time?
REGISTRATION FEES: Please enter "1" as the quantity for registration payments, and indicate all that apply. For example, if you want to pay for the full convocation at this time, online, indicate "1" in three places: "1" deposit payment and "1" Installment #1 and "1" installment #2.
DONATIONS: Please choose how you would like your donation directed and enter a multiple of 10 as the quantity. For example, if you want to donate $100 to cover general expenses of the convocation, enter the quantity "10" after 2021 Convocation Donation-greatest need.
Refundable deposit due at time of registration.
Installment #1 due 5/31/21 ($250 if mailing check).
Installment #2 due 6/30/21 ($250 if mailing check).
Optional Convocation donation - apply to greatest need. (Ex.: enter 3 for a donation of $30, or 10 for a donation of $100).
Optional Convocation donation for chapel flowers.
Optional Convocation donation towards sponsorship of convocation chaplain.
Optional Convocation donation towards refreshment costs not included in registration fee.
Optional Convocation donation to assist consecrated virgins to attend.
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