2020 Posts


2020 Convocation pivots to virtual gathering
15 Jul 2020

2020 Convocation pivots to virtual gathering

Author(s)NRVC National Board / Comments1 / Tags

Updated July 15, 2020. 2020 Convocation will be a virtual gathering rather than a convening in Spokane, WA. A revised schedule and new registration portal to come by September 2020. Read notice from NRVC Board here.

08 Jul 2020

NRVC condemns racism, commits to intercultural competence

Author(s)NRVC National Board / Comments0 / Tags

As a professional organization comprised of nearly 1,000 members representing more than 300 religious institutes and organizations in 20 countries, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) feels compelled to speak at this moment to strongly and publicly condemn racism in all its forms and manifestations. We stand in solidarity w...

08 Jun 2020

Archbishop Charles Thompson appointed as NRVC episcopal liaison

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments0 / Tags

Archbishop Charles Thompson The NRVC welcomes Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson as the episcopal liaison to the N...

Ministry position opening
08 Jun 2020

Ministry position opening

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments0 / Tags

The NRVC is pleased to announce an open position within our team: Director of Membership. The current director, Ms. Marge Argyelan, will assume the position of Director of Database Administration upon the hire of the new Director of Membership. Marge’s expertise in data acquisition and member relations is highly valued and her focu...

Summer INstitute updates
11 Jun 2020

Summer INstitute updates

Author(s)Marge Argyelan / Comments0 / Tags

The Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors is filled to capacity and registration is now closed for this workshop. All other Summer INstitute workshops are still open but nearing capacity. So please

Convocation to include new entrants to religious life
25 Jun 2020

Convocation to include new entrants to religious life

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments3 / Tags

NRVC is happy to announce that Convocation will feature sisters, brothers, and priests who entered religious life since 2003. Their presence throughout the gathering will surely be mutually enriching. Applications to nominate attendees are due July 15. Each member area of NRVC will select two newer religious from...

Reminder to register for 2020 Summer Institute webinar workshops
14 May 2020

Reminder to register for 2020 Summer Institute webinar workshops

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments0 / TagsSummer Institute

Click here to review workshops and register Take a workshop this summer in the comfort of your home, no hassles with travel or packing, just time to enjoy learning ...

Fundraising in the time of COVID-19
15 May 2020

Fundraising in the time of COVID-19

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments1 / Tags

These days are different, that is certain.  What do we do? We are all called to a life of holiness through Baptism, and many too are called to do a specific type of work. To that end given my role and job responsibilities here at NRVC, I have participated in several webinars that address fundraising during the COVID-19 ...

In the midst of the storm: Self-care for vocation directors
14 May 2020

In the midst of the storm: Self-care for vocation directors

Author(s)Marge Argyelan / Comments3 / Tags

During a storm, “…with the windshield wipers going, you can either watch the windshield wiper or you watch the road. Which is going

29 Apr 2020

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations Update

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments0 / Tags

The NFCRV is pleased to announce that they received six requests for educational-debt grants this spring. The NFCRV board is in the process of reviewing the applications. A...

2020 Virtual Convocation registration to open by September.
15 Jul 2020

2020 Virtual Convocation registration to open by September.

Author(s)Marge Argyelan / Comments0 / Tags

This article was updated July 15, 2020. NRVC Board made the decision to convert 2020 Convocation to a virtual event rather than a gathering in Spokane. Details on the revised virtual event, including schedule, speakers, and fees to be determined by September 2020. More information about 2020 Virtual Convocation c...

No increase to 2021 NRVC annual membership fees
15 Apr 2020

No increase to 2021 NRVC annual membership fees

Author(s)Maureen Cetera / Comments0 / Tags

We are happpy to report that NRVC annual membership fees will remain the same in 2021. A single membership is $820 while a five-person license is $1,380. Membership renewal begins in September 2020. Anyone in need of financial assistance for membership renewal, please request a Misericordia Scholarship application form from the

Religious Life Today booklets now available
15 Apr 2020

Religious Life Today booklets now available

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments0 / Tags

With the upcoming World Day of Prayer for Vocations on May 3, consider providing copies of the beautiful 16-page color compendium to the NRVC/CARA 2020 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life with key messages and statistics.  Feel free to distribute to community members, board, alumni, discerners, parishes, and anyone w...

Deep dive into the topic of community
15 Mar 2020

Deep dive into the topic of community

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments1 / Tags

NRVC will be releasing its 2020 Study on Recent Vocations on March 25. One of the key areas of religious life addressed by the study is community--both the desire for community and the challenges of living in community.  We offer this deep dive into the HORIZON archives on the topic of community as a quick...

Notice to NRVC members regarding COVID-19
15 Mar 2020

Notice to NRVC members regarding COVID-19

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments0 / Tags

With the global spread of COVID-19, we want to assure you of our prayers for your community members, institutes, and the people you serve. We urge you to consult with your religious leadership regarding travel, presentations, and events. We also want to encourage you to follow the protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control ...

2020 Summer Institute registration is now open
15 Mar 2020

2020 Summer Institute registration is now open

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments1 / TagsSummer Institute, 2020 Summer Institute, CTU, Catholic Theological Union

We hope you will plan to join us this July for Summer Institute in Chicago. All five workshops offered this summer will take place at the Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park.

2020 Pre-Convocation virtual workshops to be determined
15 Jul 2020

2020 Pre-Convocation virtual workshops to be determined

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments0 / Tags2020 convocation, Spokane, Convocation

Updated July 15, 2020. Pre-Convocation workshops for 2020 Virtual Convocation to be determined by September 2020.   

2019 USCCB/CARA Profession Class Report
13 Feb 2020

2019 USCCB/CARA Profession Class Report

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments0 / Tags2019 Profession Class Report

The recently released annual USCCB/CARA Profession Class Report indicates 94 religious institutes had a perpetual profession in 2019 with a total of 186 professions. The number of professions declined slightly from last year, but the average professions remains steady at nearly 200 annually for the past five years.

2020 Study on Recent Vocations update
13 Feb 2020

2020 Study on Recent Vocations update

Author(s)NRVC National Office / Comments2 / Tags2020 Study of Recent Vocations

The 2020 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life--surveying those who entered between 2003-2018--will be released at the end of March. The complete study, an infographic handout, color booklet, and special HORIZON issue will provide much needed information for vocation directors and those who support vocation ministry to share with member...

2020 Summer Institute registration opens in February
15 Jan 2020

2020 Summer Institute registration opens in February

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments0 / Tags

Our Summer Institute registration will begin in February. All workshops will be held at the Catholic Theological Union. Mark your calendars with these dates: Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors July 8-12, 2020 Presented by Sr. Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M.; Fr. Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.; a...

Apply for a grant from National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)
15 Jan 2020

Apply for a grant from National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments0 / Tags

The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations will accept applications from NRVC members until April 15, 2020. Since its inception, 42 candidates have received grants. Read the Grant Guidelines here. Or more information on how the NFC...

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