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NRVC offices closed for Triduum and Easter Monday
11 Apr 2019

NRVC offices closed for Triduum and Easter Monday

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

As we enter the unfolding of Christ's Paschal Mystery, the Triduum, we join our prayers with yours that Christ's promise of the Resurrection and new life will fill your hearts with joy, peace and hope this Easter season. Our NRVC offices will be closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Religious Brothers Day, May 1
11 Apr 2019

Religious Brothers Day, May 1

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

Help us to recognize Brothers by sharing your celebrations for Religious Brothers Day with NRVC to promote vocations. NRVC will post celebrations and pre-publicity about your events on our Facebook page and on the VISION calendar if you'd like to make discerners aware of your events. Thank you to the over 100 men’s communities who ...

15 Apr 2019

2019 statistics on recent vocations to religious life handout

Author(s)Sr. Deborah Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments1 / TagsInfographic, Vocation statistics

We have created a https://nrvc.net/publication/download/4570/vocations...

11 Apr 2019

Introducing our new workshop attendee directory

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

Our workshops have exceeded 100 registrations. The registration process has been streamlined and now includes a link in the initial confirmation email to an attendee directory for NRVC members. We hope you find this directory helpful in coordinating travel plans (such as sharing a ride to and from the airport) or in setting up meetings to tou...

11 Apr 2019

Quick link at the top of the monthly newsletter and other tips

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

File under "good to know:" There is a "quick link" at the top of the NRVC newsletter email and at the top of the website post for the each newsletter (Display complete articles) that enables you to view all the artic...

Youth synod apostolic exhortation is released
11 Apr 2019

Youth synod apostolic exhortation is released

Author(s)Sr. Deborah Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments0 / TagsPapal message, apostolic exhortation

Photo credit: NRVC member, Sister Jenny Zimmerman, S.N.D. Taken March 27, 2019 in Rome.

CARA Entrance Class of 2018 Report
11 Apr 2019

CARA Entrance Class of 2018 Report

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

This report presents the findings from a national survey of women and men religious who formally entered a religious congregation, province, or monastery based in the United States during 2018. In all, 82 percent of LCWR superiors, 72 percent of CMSWR superiors, 71 percent of CMSM superiors, and 44 percent of superiors of co...

11 Apr 2019

National Dialogue as the U.S. response to the Synod on Youth

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

The National Dialogue on Catholic Pastoral Ministry with Youth and Young Adults will be one of the key ways in which the Church in the United States will respond to the Synod and papal exhortation. The vision of the National Dialogue is an energized and unified Chur...

Youth Synod Apostolic Exhortation
11 Apr 2019

Youth Synod Apostolic Exhortation

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

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will present his post-synodal apostolic exhortation on Monday March 25, 2019 during his visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto in Italy for the Feast of the Annunciation. The document will focus on "young people, the faith, and vocational discernment," drawing from th...

Thanks to our members!
11 Apr 2019

Thanks to our members!

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

As we close National Catholic Sisters Week, we extend our appreciation to over 600 women religious who are NRVC members. We also look forward to celebrating Religious Brothers Day on May 1.

11 Apr 2019

Save the date for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

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

NRVC members can promote vocations by exhibiting and volunteering at NCYC in Indianapolis, November 21-23, 2019. Consider presenting a workshop by submitting a proposal by February 28. Click here for more NCYC info. NRVC will be coordinating the...

Workshop registrations are open for Summer and Fall Institute
11 Apr 2019

Workshop registrations are open for Summer and Fall Institute

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

This year, NRVC is offering nine workshops for all those entrusted with the assessment of discerners and candidates. We listened and responded to your requests to streamline the registration process to be able to register for multiple workshops at one time.

11 Apr 2019

NRVC/CARA Study on Recent Trends in Newer Members to Religious Life is underway

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

Every religious superior was recently sent a two-page questionnaire to complete as part of NRVC’s 2020 Study on Recent Vocations being conducted by CARA. The survey focuses on the characteristics of your institute or society, its vocation and formation programs, and newer members who have entered and/or...

More good news about the uptick in final professions to religious life in the United States
11 Apr 2019

More good news about the uptick in final professions to religious life in the United States

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

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) recently released The Profession Class of 2018 Report to the U.S.C.C.B. Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. One of the most significant findings is the increase in the number of professions and the diversity of religious institutes chosen.

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