Survey of Newer Members, Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life

Survey of Newer Members, Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life

Please encourage everyone to complete the survey

The mission of National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) is to serve as a catalyst for vocation discernment and the full flourishing of religious life for the ongoing transformation of the world. With the support of the GHR Foundation and the expertise of the Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), we are asking for your assistance to engage in research about recent trends in newer vocations to religious life.  

We already recognize the consistent uptick in perpetual professions from a variety of religious institutes. With your support, NRVC is confident this study will expand the body of knowledge on religious life, not only for the sake of consistent social science but for the purpose of providing clarity on the changing trends of the demographics and characteristics of newer entrants to religious life.

Every religious superior was sent a two page questionairre to complete. Newer members who entered between 2003 - 2018 will be sent a survey in April after Easter.

The survey focuses on the characteristics of your institute or society, the lifestyle of your members, and the characteristics of your vocation and formation programs, including the number of those who have entered and professed and/or left within the past fifteen years.

Please complete the survey emailed by CARA to the religious superiors even if you have stopped accepting new members. Your participation in this project is essential for the accuracy of our results.

Please direct all questions to Sister Thu T. Do, LHC, CARA Research Associate via email at ttd9@georgetown.edu or phone at 202.687.1290. 

The links below are for review only. Please do NOT send these surveys to CARA. 

Survey of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life

Survey of New Members entering in 2003 - 2018 

Spanish Translation of the New Members Survey



This article has no comments or are under review. Be the first to leave a comment.

Please Log-in to comment this article

Christus Vivit - Christ Lives ...
Pope Francis has written a personal, heartfelt 48-page apostolic exhortation to ...  More
April newsletter ...
Communications workshop. National youth ministry discussion. Resources for your ministry. And ...  More
Summer & Fall Institute ...
This year, NRVC is offering nine workshops intended for vocation ministers, ...  More
World Day of Prayer for ...
World Day of Prayer for Vocations is celebrated on Good Shepherd ...  More
New England Member Area Gathering ...
Join NRVC members in Worcester, MA, for this professional development day. ...  More
HORIZON ...
Religious communities are invited to walk with young people as they ...  More
Member Area

CONNECT WITH NRVC

April  2019

NRVC Board meeting

April 1-4, Chicago

NRVC office closed for holy days

April 18-22

Member Area Gatherings

April 29 - May 1, Heartland, St. Louis, MO

April 29 - May 1, Hudson Valley, Albany, NY

May 1, Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA

May 4, New England Member Area, Worcester, MA

May 6-8, Lake Erie/Ohio River, Sylvania, OH

May 10 - 11, Pacific Northwest, Bellevue, WA

May 15 - 16, Mid-Atlantic, Marriottsville, MD

May 29 - 30, New England, Isle LaMotte, VT

June 16 - 18, Upper Midwest, St. Paul, MN

SUPPORT NRVC

Iamnrvc
Renew your NRVC membership