NRVC in the news

NRVC in the news

Media coverage of NRVC initiatives and events

Here's a snapshot of the National Religious Vocation Conference in various articles highlighting our mission as a catalyst for vocation discernment and the full flourishing of religious life as sisters, brothers, and priests for the ongoing transformation of the world.

Local sisters promote vocations to young people around the archdiocese, Northwest Catholic, written by Jean Parietti, March 13, 2024

Nuns in a time of nones: The winding path to today’s religious vocations, Religion News Service, written by Elizabeth Evans, March 1, 2024. 

In Catholic men’s religious orders, diversity brings new opportunities — and occasional friction, Religion News Service, written by Elizabeth Evans, February 2, 2024.

In a secular age, some young Americans still choose religious life, Religion News Service, written by Elizabeth Evans,  January 2, 2024.

Keeping the Sisterhood from extinction: The struggle to save nuns in America, written by Hollie McKay, December 6, 2023.

National Religious Vocation Conference launches discernment resource, Global Sisters Report, written by Julie A. Ferraro, November 8, 2023.

Endless call: New vocation website highlights the roads less taken, Aleteia, written by John Burger, October 23, 2023.

Bolder Dreams: Vocation Ministry, Viatorian Voices: Conversations on the Way podcast with Sr. Debbie Borneman, SSCM, part 1, October 16, 2023.

Bolder Dreams: Vocation Ministry, Viatorian Voices, Conversations on the Way podcast, with Sr. Debbie Borneman, SSCM, part 2, October 16, 2023.

Meet Sister Dina, Dare to Love Radio Show, Archdiocese of Chicago, March 2, 2023. 

Hilton grant will assist vocation conference's intercultural efforts, Global Sisters Report, written by Chris Herlinger,  January 23, 2023.

EWTN News In Depth, A Call to Serve,  Roselle Reyes, beginning at 34:00, November 11, 2022.

Saying 'yes' to God's call led to a journey of discovery and love written by Sr. Jenny Wilson, RSM, Global Sisters Report, November 11, 2022

Christian Brother: Beauty of consecrated life options is like a tapestry written by Barb Umberger, The Catholic Spirit, November 9, 2022

The NRVC's Study on Educational Debt and Vocations was featured in a National Catholic Register story by Kimberly Jansen on "Eliminating Debt, Fostering Vocations" written by Kimberly Jansen, October 22, 2022. 

Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., former NRVC executive director and a founding member and first board chair of NFCRV,  National Catholic Register written by Joseph Pronechen, August 10, 2022.

For lay religious orders, COVID has made the old new again by Alison Nastasi, Angelus News, May 17, 2022.

When Student Debt Stands in the Way of Religious Poverty by Francis X. Rocco, Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2022.

Archdiocese of Chicago, Dare to Love 30-minute video, that cultivates vocation awareness through discussion of topics related to vocation discernment and promotion.  Programs: March 3, 2022 and February 3, 2022.

This sister is a living advertisement for Benedictine balance by Julie A. Ferraro, Global Sisters Report, February 24, 2022.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations is April 25: Vocation directors share their strategies by Julie A. Ferraro, Global Sisters Report, April 21, 2021.

Vocation directors say online ministry fills gap but isn't the same by Carol Zimmerman, Catholic News Service, March 19, 2021.

How have you experienced interculturality as a member of a religious community, and does this give you hope amid the challenges? by Sr. Maria Gomez, SSND, School Sisters of Notre Dame website, March 11, 2021.

2021 Catholic Sisters Week includes food challenge along with virtual events by Dan Stockman, Global Sisters Report, March 4, 2021.

What constitutes community for you, and does this aspect of religious life give you hope? by Sr. Limétèze Pierre-Gilles, SSND, School Sisters of Notre Dame website, February 9, 2021.

Viatorian Vocation Directors Help Launch New Series, written by edaday, January 27, 2021.

To give you a future of hope by Sr. Sophia Marie Peralta, SSC, The Beacon, December 10, 2020.

Rediscovering a reason for hope by Sr. Tracy Kemme, SC, Sisters of Charity website, December 1, 2020.

Finding Hope in Humility by Sr. Allison Masserano, ASCJ, Sisters Speak, Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus website, December 2020. 

Hope in hard times is an element of our prophetic vocation by Julia Walsh, Global Sisters Report, November 20, 2020.

Reflection on the NRVC 2020 Virtual Convocation by Sr. Grace Marie Del Priore, Felician Sisters of North America, Our Lady of Hope Province Update,  November 12, 2020.

Virtual convocation opens up National Religious Vocation Conference by Dan Stockman, Global Sisters Report, November 5, 2020.

Student loan debt nearly kept Dominican sister from answering God's call by Zoey Maraist, Catholic News Service, November 4, 2020.

Scholar in Residence Brother Sean Sammon Honored With National Religious Vocation Conference Outstanding Recognition Award, written by Julia Fishman, Marist Publication, October 27, 2020.

Gone but not forgotten: Many former sisters stay connected to communities by Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans, Global Sisters Report, May 21, 2020.

National Religious Vocation Conference Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life, by Mary L. Gautier and Sister Thu T. Do, L.H.C., Origins, April 9, 2020.

US vocation conference study finds diversity growing, dedication to Gospel values strong, by Dan Stockman, Global Sisters Report, March 25, 2020.

Presence is vial to recruit  younger women for consecrated life congregations say, by Gail De George, Global Sisters Report, February 3, 2020.

Keeping the sisterhood from extinction: The struggle to save nuns in America by Hollie McKay, Fox News,  January 27, 2020.

Love in action in Haiti, by Susan Rose Francois, Global Sisters Report, January 24, 2020.

'Genuine encounters' key in recruiting young women to religious life, say sisters by Dan Stockman, Global Sisters Report, December 16, 2019.

Monastery life allows God 'to make us truly free,' says Cistercian nun by Jessica Weinberger, Catholic News Service, November 6, 2019.

Behold, a millennial nun responds by Tracy Kemme, Global Sisters Report, August 2, 2019.

Sister to sister: Religious reflect on who inspired them to follow God's call by Elizabeth Evans, Global Sisters Report, January 10, 2019.

Organizations take on new ways to erase student loan debt for women religious by Dawn Araujo Hawkins, Global Sisters Report, September 17, 2018.

Spirit's light illuminates congregations' distinct 'facets' by the Life Panelists, Global Sisters Report, April 30, 2018.

Path to religious life varies, especially when sisters start out non-Catholic by Elizabeth Evans, Global Sisters Report, July 16, 2018.

Studies track effect of family encouragement on vocation pursuit by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, October 28, 2016.

Vocation Ambassadors program trains young adult Catholics to spread religious life, by Elizabeth A. Elliott, Global Sisters Report, August 16, 2016.

Sisters who are also mothers bring new perspectives to religious life by Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans, Global Sisters Report, May 5, 2016.

Student loan debt stands between some would-be sisters and their vocations by Dawn Araujo Hawkins, Global Sisters Report, December 3, 2015.

What's unexpected about being a sister? by Julie Vieira and Maxine Kollasch, A Nun's Life Ministry, October 14, 2015.

Religious life about ‘radical availability, boundless compassion’
by Dan Stockman, Global Sisters Report, March 20, 2015.

'It's not about numbers. I don't recall Jesus taking attendance' written by Dan Stockman, National Catholic Reporter, March 7, 2015.

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