Joe Connell at NACAR Conference 2012As I reflect on last month's conference, I cannot but help to think how fortunate we were as the North American Conference of Associates and Religious to have shared that experience together. Truly, as one participant mentioned to me, the theme Journey of Blessings was providential, and it was made all the more inspirational and unforgettable by keynote presenter Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM. Her words and images about journey into don't know permeated the entire conference. Thanks to all who attended, participated and journeyed with us. For more reflections on the conference, please visit the conference pages.

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Thanks to all of you who have renewed your NACAR membership for fiscal year 2012-13. We appreciate your continued support, and we strive diligently to increase the value of your membership. Renewals are due July 15th.

The first 2012-13 sponsored workshop Companions on the Journey will be held in New Orleans' French Quarter, September 14-16, 2012. Please see www.nacar.org for further details and registration.

On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to acknowledge and thank the unprecedented number of Sponsors and Benefactors who financially assisted us with conference costs. We deeply appreciate their support. Click on the link and learn more about them.