2023 Posts

Christmas Blessings
15 Dec 2023

Christmas Blessings

Author(s)National Office / Comments1 / Tags

The NRVC continues to be inspired by the generosity and good works of all our members, their communities, the National Board, our collaborators, our donors and benefactors. As we approach the third week of Advent and the year draws to a close, we want to thank all of you for your commitment to helping others hear God's call. May the...

Bad News ... and Good News!
13 Dec 2023

Bad News ... and Good News!

Author(s)Maureen Cetera, Director of Finance and Operations / Comments0 / Tags

Our Director of Database Administration, Marge Argyelan, is planning to retire June 30, 2024. We will MISS Marge! That’s the bad news. The good news is that our National Board approved a new job description  for a...

Grant Application Window to Open in January 2024
15 Dec 2023

Grant Application Window to Open in January 2024

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments0 / Tags

A Blessed Advent Season to All. As we look to the Feast of Christmas and 2024,I want to remind all NRVC members about the exclusive gift their NRVC membership provides: the ability to apply for an education debt grant via the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations. The NFCRV will begin accepting on-line applications on...

Special Rate for Multiple HORIZON subscriptions
11 Nov 2023

Special Rate for Multiple HORIZON subscriptions

Author(s)Marge Argyelan, Director of Database Administration / Comments0 / Tags

We recognize the value of our professional journal HORIZON and know many communities have multiple subscriptions to HORIZON to send to their members who are not NRVC members. In order to better serve these communities, we are now offering a multiple subscription discount rate. This discount will be given to Institutes that pur...

Board Nominations Open for 2024 - 2027
10 Nov 2023

Board Nominations Open for 2024 - 2027

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration and Sr. Nicole Trahan F.M.I., NRVC Board Chair / Comments1 / Tags

Nominations for the National Board are now open, and you are invited to prayerfully consider applying to serve by completing a self-nomination form or by nominating another NRVC member to serve on the National Board beginning in the Fall of 2024. Each NRVC member may submit one nomination for the Board. At its spring meeting, the Nati...

Let
13 Oct 2023

Let's Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week!

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments0 / Tags

National Vocation Awareness Week is just around the corner, and the NRVC is here to help you to promote vocations. In paragraph 289 of Christus Vivit, Pope Francis reminds us:

2024 Convocation Dates, Theme, and Logo Announced
10 Oct 2023

2024 Convocation Dates, Theme, and Logo Announced

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments1 / Tags

The Member Area Coordinators voted to select the logo design for 2024 Convocation, at their annual gathering last month!     We are excited to be heading out to Minneapolis-St. Paul for our Convocation October 31- November 4, 2024. Brother Larry Schatz, F.S.C., and Sr. Carmy Luke, O.S.B., along with Mr. Greg Dar...

Events to build relationships with young Catholics
13 Oct 2023

Events to build relationships with young Catholics

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments0 / Tags

There’s a lot happening with young Catholics that you can be a part of with your community, vocation team, and Member Area. Whether you speak on college campuses, at parish youth ministry events, in Catholic schools, or during faith formation retreats, here are a few more ideas to consider: The

Member Area Coordinators Annual Gathering
15 Sep 2023

Member Area Coordinators Annual Gathering

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments0 / Tags

NRVC Member Area Coordinators (MAC) met at the Carmelite Spiritual Center this week to hear updates, share ideas, and learn together with members of the National Board, staff, and key partners. They also celebrated the 35th anniversary of the National Religious Vocation Conference, commemorating the ratification of the NRVC Constit...

It’s a new year to learn. Register for the 2023 Fall Institute.
14 Sep 2023

It’s a new year to learn. Register for the 2023 Fall Institute.

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments0 / Tags

It’s a new year to learn. Register for the 2023 Fall Institute today! As the 2023-2024 academic year commences, let’s remember our need for continuing professional development. Now is a terrific time to register for the 2023 Fall/Winter Institute. Our renowned presenters will engage you in areas to help you become the best...

Help us enhance your story.
14 Sep 2023

Help us enhance your story.

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments0 / Tags

Help us enhance your story, and together we can cultivate what is possible. National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2023, will arrive before you know it. Together we can get ahead of the game as we celebrate vocations by helping you to share your story. Please review the 

Bold and faithful: Meet today
28 Aug 2023

Bold and faithful: Meet today's religious | New NRVC storymap released.

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments0 / Tags storymap, 2020 study of recent vocations, ghr

The National Religious Vocation Conference is pleased to introduce Bold and Faithful: Meet Today’s Religious, our newest storymap designed to amplify the results of the NRVC/CARA 2020 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious L. This GHR Found...

2022 Newer Entrants Report Released
03 Aug 2023

2022 Newer Entrants Report Released

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments0 / Tags cara, newer entrants

The CARA Entrance Class of 2022 report is published and contains significant information about the 129 men and 124 women who entered religious life last year. Ninety-five religious institutes ...

Convocation 2022 "Rewind the Future Roundtable" video released.
03 Aug 2023

Convocation 2022 "Rewind the Future Roundtable" video released.

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments0 / Tags future of religious life, convocation

The 2022 Convocation Roundtable Conversation 60-minute video, Rewind the Future, has been uploaded to our NRVC YouTube Channel. This video features six religious sharing their lived experiences and insights since the recording of the 2012 NRVC Keys to the Future vide...

Registration for the 2023 Fall Institute is Open!
12 Jul 2023

Registration for the 2023 Fall Institute is Open!

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments1 / Tags

The 2023 Summer Institute workshops are in full swing in Leavenworth, KS. We are blessed to have participants from every Member Area, including the US, Canada, Guam, and Mexico, engage in professional development, network, and support each other. We are cultivating what is possible and fostering a future full of hope! If you could not...

Welcome to our newest Member Area Coordinators!
14 Jul 2023

Welcome to our newest Member Area Coordinators!

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments1 / Tags

Join us in greeting our new Member Area Coordinators who began their two-year term of service on July 1: Sister Gloria Ardenio Agnes, M.M. will serve in the Hudson Valley with Sister Maria Amador, P.C.M. Sister C...

Updates in Immigration Law Webinar
13 Jul 2023

Updates in Immigration Law Webinar

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments0 / Tags green cards, religious worker permanent residency program

Recently the Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) partnered with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) to provide a 60-minute webinar on recent updates to the Religious Worker Permanent Residen...

Unpacking Convocation 2022, Part 3 - Sr. Barbara Reid. O.P.
13 Jun 2023

Unpacking Convocation 2022, Part 3 - Sr. Barbara Reid. O.P.

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments1 / Tags

The third 2022 Convocation video has been uploaded to our NRVC YouTube Channel. This month, we feature the presentation, Here I am: Responding to the Call to Go Beyond, by Sister Barbara E. Reid, O.P. Additionally, t...

Summer Institute is July 10-24, 2023 -- Let’s Learn Together in Leavenworth, KS!
13 Jun 2023

Summer Institute is July 10-24, 2023 -- Let’s Learn Together in Leavenworth, KS!

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments1 / Tags

The 2023 Summer Institute in Leavenworth, KS, is less than a month away! It is an excellent opportunity to learn essential skills and areas to be mindful of as you accompany others discerning God’s call. Our renowned speakers will engage you in ways that make the material come alive. For instance, do you know what FDIC means? No, we&rsq...

Another Resource to help you unpack Convocation 2022
09 Jun 2023

Another Resource to help you unpack Convocation 2022

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments0 / Tags

The second 2022 Convocation video has been published on our NRVC YouTube Channel. This month, we feature the presentation, Vocation in the Age of Migration: Equipping the Saints for Mission and Ministry by Father văn...

National Board Update
12 May 2023

National Board Update

Author(s)National Office / Comments1 / Tags

At its spring meeting, the National Board elected Sr. Nicole Trahan, F.M.I., as the new Board Chair, along with Mr. Len Uhal as the Vice Chair of Finance and Development. The National Board re-elected Sr. Belinda Monahan, O.S.B. to serve as the Vice Chair of Membership and Data until her Board term ends in December 2023. Sr. Nicole re...

Celebrating May
11 May 2023

Celebrating May

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments1 / Tags

May is a wonderful month in the life of the Church and in our World! We celebrate Religious Brothers Day, World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Mother’s Day, First Holy Communions, May Crowning and the Feast of Pentecost. Every month the NRVC continues to serve members and the wider church by feeding a spirit which beckons ...

Here’s an idea to keep unpacking Convocation!
13 Apr 2023

Here’s an idea to keep unpacking Convocation!

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments1 / Tags

Over the next few months, the NRVC will release the 2022 Convocation video presentations on our NRVC YouTube Channel. To complement each video, we have created a handout featuring selected quotes and reflection questions from each presentation. The handouts are available for mem...

Celebrate Religious Brothers Day!
13 Apr 2023

Celebrate Religious Brothers Day!

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments1 / Tags

It is our honor and privilege to celebrate Religious Brothers Day on May 1. This day is also the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. We are grateful for religious brothers and the good work they do as they model themse...

Advocacy, one of the NRVC’s core purposes.
13 Apr 2023

Advocacy, one of the NRVC’s core purposes.

Author(s)Marge Argyelan, Director of Database Administration / Comments1 / Tags

In addition to research, professional development and networking opportunities, the NRVC per our Constitution continues to … speak as an official voice in initiating and responding to issues in the area of Church vocatio...

Talk It Up Tuesdays…let’s break over lunch!
13 Mar 2023

Talk It Up Tuesdays…let’s break over lunch!

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments1 / Tags

Talk It Up Tuesdays is in full swing. The first three sessions involved learning from peers about relevant vocation ministry topics, engaging in meaningful conversations, and fostering networking relationships. Don’t miss out on this great (and free) opportunity to meet with other NRVC members! You can register one time 

World Day of Prayer for Vocations:
14 Mar 2023

World Day of Prayer for Vocations:

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments1 / Tags world day of prayer for vocations

On April 30th, we will celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Undoubtedly, prayer is fundamental in our lives, no matter our calling. But we face many distractions that vie for our attention. When we pray for v...

Member Toolbox
10 Mar 2023

Member Toolbox

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments1 / Tags resources,, reflection guides, handouts, downloads, prayer cards

Have you ever lost time trying to find a favorite NRVC resource that you need immediately for a presentation or a project you are working on? Have you missed helpful tools like the Abundant Hope prayer card translated recently into French and Spanish? The NRVC features resources in the Catalyst in conjunction with vocation awareness days, and...

Annual Profession Class Report Published
13 Feb 2023

Annual Profession Class Report Published

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments1 / Tags

The USCCB Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, in partnership with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), published their

Join us in celebrating Catholic Sisters Week!
13 Feb 2023

Join us in celebrating Catholic Sisters Week!

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments2 / Tags

Catholic Sisters Week (CSW), March 8-14, is right around the corner! To celebrate, the NRVC and A Nun’s Life Ministry are partnering to offer Let’s Talk About It: Asking the Questions, Living the Answers, a ...

Enhanced Search Engine
13 Feb 2023

Enhanced Search Engine

Author(s)Marge Argyelan, Director of Database Administration / Comments1 / Tags

The NRVC search field, housed at the very top of the NRVC website page next to the login button, is rather small and unassuming, but it provides access to a powerhouse of an engine. The NRVC’s web design and programming partner, ideaPort, recently completed the installation of elastic search technology on the NRVC website. The i...

The NRVC Announces Several Initiatives
10 Feb 2023

The NRVC Announces Several Initiatives

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments2 / Tags

As we welcome February, all of us at NRVC continue to be filled with encouragement and hope. The year began with “Good News” as we announced two grants to the NRVC. We are grateful for the support from both the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the GHR Foundation. Now the work begins in earnest to accomplish our goals with t...

In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
12 Jan 2023

In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments1 / Tags

The NRVC office will be closed on January 16, 2023, as the United States honors the birth, life, and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929. On August 28, 1963, he brought together more than 200,000 people for the March on Washington, D.C., where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream&...

Here’s an idea to Celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life!
11 Jan 2023

Here’s an idea to Celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life!

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration / Comments1 / Tags

When the NRVC Member Area Coordinators (MACs) gathered for their annual meeting in September, 2022, they visited the Gateway Arch and the

Let
13 Jan 2023

Let's Get Together at Summer Institute

Author(s)Sr. Dina Bato S.P., Director of Membership / Comments1 / Tags

The 2023 NRVC Summer Institute will be offered in person this year at the Marillac Center in Leavenworth, KS. Four workshops are offered for vocation ministers and all those entrusted with the assessment of discerners an...

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April 30,

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April 30 - May 2,

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April 30 - May 2,

Atchinson, KS

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May 1,

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May 2,

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May 5-7,

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May 9,

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May 13,

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