Collaborators and Partners

Collaborators and Partners


NRVC has traditionally enjoyed the collaboration and support of other canonically recognized national organizations within the Church. The groups featured include those organizations or focus groups whose concerns, projects, and events are consistent with the NRVC mission, vision, and goals. All organizations seeking a collaborative relationship with NRVC must submit a request in writing to the Director of Mission Integration.

 

Collaborators

 

Conference of Major Superiors of Men 

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) through the leadership of the religious institutes, monastic communities, and societies of apostolic life, addresses the life and concerns of the members of the institutes and societies in the United States, and the evangelizing mission of the institutes, monasteries and societies in the context of church and culture in this country. Sister Debbie serves on the CMSM Brothers Think Tank and attends the CMSM annual assembly with an exhibit table.

 

Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) is the congregationo of the Roman Curia responsible for everything which concerns Institutes of Consecrated Life of both women and men, as well as secular institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life, regarding their government, discipline, studies, good, rights and privileges. NRVC was invited to meet with CICLSAL at the Vatican in Rome in 2015.

 

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious 

The mission of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) is to establish an effective collaboration among major superiors; to cooperate closely with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and with individual Bishops; and to nurture “a renewed appreciation of the deeper theological reasons for this special form of consecration. Sister Debbie will attend the CMSWR annual assembly for the first time in September 2022. 

 

Leadership Conference for Women Religious

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has more than 1350 members, who represent nearly 80 percent of women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, LCWR assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today’s world. Sister Debbie attends the LCWR annual assembly and is present at the exhibit table. 

 

National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors 

The National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD) promotes diocesan priesthood, providing resources for the formation, support, and advocacy of diocesan vocation directors as they work within the Catholic Church to foster a culture of vocations, raising up new priests for the Body of Christ. Sister Debbie attends the NCDVD annual conference and is present at the exhibit table. 

 

National Conference of Vicars for Religious

The National Conference of Vicars for Religious (NCVR) serves individuals who are appointed by their diocesan bishops to provide pastoral services to men and women who are members of religious institutes and other forms of consecrated life. Sister Debbie attends the annual conference and provides an update to the vicars. 

 

Religious Brothers Conference

The Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) is a service organization in the Catholic Church. The mission of the RBC is to promote an awareness of the calling of Brothers in the Church and society.  Mr. Phil Loftus attended the Religious Brothers Conference in July 2022.

 

Religious Formation Conference 

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership. Sister Debbie attends the RFC biennial Congress. 

 

Resource Center for Religious Institutes

The Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) serves its member institutes by providing integrated education, advocacy, consultation and collaborative initiatives to support religious institutes in meeting their current and emerging stewardship responsibilities. Mr. Phil Loftus and Mrs. Maureen Cetera attend the annual conference. 


  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations seeks to foster and encourage the various forms of consecrated life in the Church today. These diverse forms include: Monastic Life, the Orders of Virgins, Hermits, and Institutes completely devoted to contemplation, Apostolic Religious Life, Secular Institutes, Societies of Apostolic Life, and new or renewed forms of the consecrated life (cf. Vita Consecrata, 6-12). Sister Debbie attends the annual USCCB CCLV meeting in November. 

 

Partners

A Nun's Life Ministry

A Nun’s Life Ministry helps people discover and grow in their vocation by engaging questions about God, faith, and religious life. A Nun’s Life Ministry is founded on the belief that each person is called by God to a vocation that enriches the individual and the world. 

Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en America (AHLMA)

The AHLMA mission is to weave networks to support, accompany, and empower the Latina Sisters in their ministry and service to consecrated life, the Church, and American society.

Catholic Campus Ministry Association

The mission of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) is to be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among its students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.

Catholic Legal Immingration Network

Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community immigration legal programs. 

Catholic Media Association

The Catholic Media Association (CMA) is committed to building community for those who serve in Catholic communication by connecting you with print and digital communicators, media and public relations specialists, advertising and marketing specialists and those who work in Catholic communication offices.

Catholic Theological Union

The mission of Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love, and peace.

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) is a national, non-profit, Georgetown University affiliated research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic Church. The mission of CARA is to: increase the Church's self understanding; to serve the applied research needs of Church decision-makers; and to advance scholarly research on religion, particularly Catholicism. 

Center for the Study of Consecrated Life

The goal of the Center is to dynamically engage in research and dialogue on contemporary issues in consecrated life today. 

Communicators for Women Religious

The Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is a professional organization of personnel responsible for communications within religious congregations of women. Their mission is to be a network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image and advance their mission. Carol Scheiber is the NRVC liaison to CWR.

Institute for Religious Formation

The Institute of Religious Formation (IRF) offers a comprehensive, spiritual, collaborative, intellectual, and experiential approach to learning, life, and ministry—all focused within the context of formation. Applications are encouraged from men or women religious who seek to become a formator in their religious community.  

Giving Voice

Giving Voice is a peer led organization that creates spaces for younger Roman Catholic women religious to give voice to their hopes, dreams and challenges in religious life.

Global Sisters Report

Global Sisters Report (GSR) is an independent, nonprofit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve. Our network of journalists report about their lives and works, and sisters write commentary from their perspective.

Mexican American Catholic College

The Mission of the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) is to empower and educate leaders for service in a culturally diverse church and society. The Mexican American Catholic College is an independent, Catholic institution of higher learning.  

National Black Sisters Conference

Established in August 1968, the National Black Sisters' Conference (NBSC) is an inclusive Catholic organization of vowed Black Catholic Women Religious and Associates from many congregations of religious across the United States.  

National Federation for Catholic Youth Minstry

The mission of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. Sister Debbie attends the NFCYM annual membership meeting.

Praesidium

The mission of Praesidium is to help you protect those in your care from abuse and help you preserve trust in your organization. Accreditation standards are revised every four years. 

Redemptorist Renewal Center

The Redemptorist Renewal Center envisions a community in the desert in which Alphonsus’ vision of contemplation as the animating force of the daily life of faith is renewed for our times. To foster this vision, we have placed Alphonsus’ combination of spiritual acumen and practical good sense at the center of our ministry.

Saint Luke Institute

Saint Luke Institute supports psychological and spiritual health for clergy, religious, and lay leaders. The SLIconnect.org online library includes over 150 hours of convenient, skills-based initial and ongoing formation, and our workshops provide in-depth learning for dioceses, religious congregations, and seminaries worldwide.

United States Conference of Secular Institutes

A secular institute is an institute of consecrated life in which the Christian faithful living in the world strive for the perfection of charity and work for the sanctification of the world especially from within. Canon 713

USA Council of Serra International

Since the time of Serra’s formation in 1935, they support dedicated priests and the religious, along with bringing together informed Catholic lay leaders who understood and lived their own Christian vocations to service.  

Foundations

NRVC is grateful to the following foundations and benefactors for their generous financial support to advance the mission of NRVC to be a a catalyst for vocation discernment and the full flourishing of religious life as sisters, brothers, and priests for the ongoing transformation of the world.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is a family foundation established in 1944 by the man who started Hilton Hotels. We provide funds to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.

 

Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst Foundation

Founded in 1965 by Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst, GHR collaborates with a community of thought leaders to exchange ideas and locally-driven solutions, anchored in responsibility and the knowledge that we are all deeply connected. With our partners, we meet each challenge with creativity and optimism because we have seen the impact possible through design-build philanthropy.

 



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