The vocation to the priesthood and to the consecrated life constitutes a special gift of God
which becomes part of the great plan of love and salvation.
-Pope Benedict XVI, May 3, 2009
See also the Study Results Over page for additional resources pertaining specifically to the NRVC/CARA study.
→Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)
→VISION VocationMatch.com, for those searching for the right vocation. A free service.
→Vocation-Network.org, information and resources for those discerning a vocation to religious life.
→DigitalVocationGuide.org, interactive digital version of the annual VISION Vocation Guide
→NRVC Member Community links, links to religious community websites, dioceses, and organizations
→Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)
→Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR)
→Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)
→United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations
FAQs on Vocations
Glossary of Terms
ABOUT THE NRVC
The National Religious Vocation Conference began in 1988 as a combination of the National Conference of Religious Vocation Directors (NCRVD) and the National Sisters Vocation Conference (NSVC). Today the NRVC has an annual membership of over 1300 women and men, most of whom are vocation ministers for religious congregations. The organization is divided into 14 regions plus international members. The National Board consists of eight to twelve representatives and the NRVC Executive Director.