GHR awards NRVC grant to dig into the data from 2020 vocation study

GHR awards NRVC grant to dig into the data from 2020 vocation study

Vocation journeys to be mapped


The GHR Foundation awarded a $200,000 grant to NRVC to provide extensive data mining and visual display of the responses to its 2020 Study on Recent Vocations, which the GHR Foundation also helped fund. The study will be released in spring 2020.

With the goal of helping vocation directors in their ministry and using the most current data-mining and story-mapping software, NRVC will gather information on the newest entrants to religious life to create a vivid portrait of the characteristics, influences, and touch points that help shape the individual vocation journeys of men and women who chose to become Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and priests primarily to help vocation directors in their ministry.

NRVC Development Director Phil Loftus recognizes this major gift “not only as an investment in NRVC, but as a commitment to using the latest technology to capture and share a fuller picture of religious life today. We are very grateful to GHR Foundation for their continued support of our mission."

NRVC hopes that the data-mapping program to be developed will have a broader application among religious communities and dioceses in creating up-to-date information about contemporary men and women religious and the ministries where they serve and the people whose lives are enhanced by their
work.



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