Membership Benefits & Fees

Membership Benefits & Fees

NRVC has an annual membership of over 900 women and men representing over 265 religious institutes, organizations, and dioceses, in 24 countries, most of whom are vocation ministers for religious congregations. 

Benefits of membership:
Essential for all religious institutes

  • Publications: an annual subscription to the highly respected HORIZON quarterly journal, the only English-language professional vocation journal in the Church; Focus on Vocation Ministry, an online monthly newsletter; Catalyst Blog, a mid-month members-only update, and other updates.
  • Special rates on NRVC programs, publications, and resources for professional growth, continuing education, and formation in vocation ministry. Non-member rates are 50% higher than member rates.
  • Members-only website access. Member login allows access to the complete Vocation Director’s Manual, HORIZON archives, sample forms, Member Area Minutes, Member directory, and many other essential resources.  
  • Grant eligibility for the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations ( to help defray the costs of accepting a candidate with educational debt, and for the NRVC Misericordia Scholarship Fund for financial assistance with registration, workshop, and Convocation fees.
  • Professional support network regionally, nationally, and internationally committed to vocation ministry including access to any Member Area meetings and Minutes, inclusion in the online member directory, and other networking opportunities.
  • Publicity for your religious institute highlighted on the NRVC website, and on the NRVC Facebook page on your congregational feast day.
  • VISION Vocation Network, the most comprehensive vocation discernment guide in print and online, including VISION Vocation Guide, and Advertisers are recognized in the print and online versions of VISION Vocation Guide.
  • Consultation about vocation ministry is available by calling or emailing the National Office team for help, suggestions, and support. (On-site consultations and presentations for religious institutes are available for an additional rate.)
  • Advocacy for vocations to religious life with the USCCB, the religious leadership conferences, the Catholic press, and media, other national and international Catholic organizations, and vocation conferences.
  • Engaged participation in NRVC as a voting member with eligibility for National Board and Member Area leadership.

Your spiritual, professional, and personal growth is essential as you promote vocations to religious life, accompany discerners and assess candidates for admission. Belonging to our national organization is one way to stay connected, enhance education, prevent burnout, and share best practices in vocation ministry. 

NRVC membership fees

Professional membership is open to vocation ministers appointed by their religious community, diocese, or organization, and others interested and/or involved in vocation ministry. 

Five Member License

Five (5) people per government unit of a religious institute/organization with full membership receive all NRVC benefits. (A government unit is defined as a region, province, or monastery with a designated major superior.) Institutes may purchase multiple 5-user licenses. Membership is open to full-time or part-time vocation directors as well as those persons interested or involved in vocation ministry.
Cost: $1,450 for 2024. Please note in 2025, the fee will be $1,485.

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Individual Membership

One (1) person in a religious institute/organization with full membership receives all NRVC benefits.
Cost: $860 for 2024. Please note in 2025, the fee will be $880.

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Workshop fees

Workshops are open to NRVC members at a discounted rate and for non-members at an affordable price. The length of the workshop varies, however, each workshop is $185 per person per day for members and $270 per person per day for non-members, regardless of the workshop. Summer Institute overnight accommodations are $115 per night. Please note for 2025 budgeting, we do not intend to raise workshop fees. Venue fees fluctuate depending on the retreat center.

HORIZON Journal subscription fees

Every NRVC member receives a complimentary annual subscription to HORIZON as a benefit of membership. Additional annual subscriptions can be purchased by NRVC members to send journals to local convents and houses for an annual rate of $50. This helps to provide ongoing formation and lifelong education in both print and digital formats. Non-members can subscribe for $125 annually. To activate a subscription, click here.

VISION advertising fees

Through innovative online features, such as, insightful articles, and widespread distribution, VISION VOCATION NETWORK attracts the vocation inquirers you want to reach.  Anyone can order complimentary magazines and bookmarks to give away at vocation promotion events. NRVC members have the NRVC logo next to the contact information, however, advertising rates vary. Click here for the 2024 rates.


Download and print this handy sheet on the "Five Essential Benefits of Membership."

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National Office Closed

May 27,

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June 18,

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