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Thank you from the NRVC National Office
25 Nov 2019

Thank you from the NRVC National Office

Author(s)Maureen Cetera / Comments1 / Tags

As we experience this blessed time of Thanksgiving together, I want to offer sincere thanks from your National Office Team for the significant participation of our members both in 2018 and in 2019. NRVC Finances and investments As Director of Finance and Operations, I am particularly grateful that together we achie...

National Vocation Awareness Week resources
15 Oct 2019

National Vocation Awareness Week resources

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

The 2019 National Vocation Awareness Week is Nov. 3-9 To assist you in publicizing the week, NRVC has created two new videos to share on your social media platforms. We also created a new infographic using excerpts from Christus Vivit. This handout was included in your membership renewal letter. It is designed as a ...

Renew your NRVC membership today
14 Oct 2019

Renew your NRVC membership today

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

Thank you for your engagement and commitment to NRVC! All members were sent membership renewal information and encouraged to renew their annual membership by December 31 to be eligible for the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations grant. If you need financial assistance to renew your mem...

2020 NRVC/CARA Study of Newer Entrants completes focus groups
14 Oct 2019

2020 NRVC/CARA Study of Newer Entrants completes focus groups

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

The first phase of the NRVC/CARA study involved a survey sent to 752 major superiors in the United States. There was a 67% return rate compared to 66% in 2009. The second phase included a survey sent to 3,092 identified newer entrants with a 63% return rate compared to 40% in 2009. The third phase concluded with focus groups of 112 participan...

A moving highlight from the Resource Center for Religious Institutes Conference
08 Oct 2019

A moving highlight from the Resource Center for Religious Institutes Conference

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments0 / Tags

Pictured in photo: Sr. Sharon Eurart, R.S.M. , Executive Director of RCRI; Sr. Anita Quigley, P.H.J.C., NRVC Board Member; and Phil Loftus, NRVC Development Director and Executive Director of the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations. Recently I attended the National Conference for Resource Center for Reli...

Member Area Coordinators gathered in Chicago
18 Sep 2019

Member Area Coordinators gathered in Chicago

Author(s)Sr. Deborah M. Borneman .SS.C.M. / Comments2 / Tags

Each year, Member Area Coordinators gather in Chicago for three days of communal prayer, dialogue and updates from the National Office and Board. This year’s focus was on the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation,

Register for Fall Institute today!
18 Sep 2019

Register for Fall Institute today!

Author(s)NRVC staff / Comments0 / Tags

There’s still time to register for the NRVC Fall Institute! Come, enjoy time with colleagues while enhancing your professional skills in Leavenworth, KS. Each of the four workshops have openings: Behavioral Assessment 1...

Please join us at NCYC
18 Sep 2019

Please join us at NCYC

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

Register as an exhibitor, volunteer, or with a diocesan delegation for a three-day, high energy, immersion experience with over 20,000 high-school teens from across the country. NRVC is once again sponsoring Inspiration Nook, a gathering space for vocation directors to meet teens, youth ministers, and parents for conversation about v...

NRVC invites you to be part of NCYC
23 Aug 2019

NRVC invites you to be part of NCYC

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments0 / TagsNCYC 2019

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial three-day experience to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). Over 22,000 high school teens, parents, and youth ministers from around the country will gather Nov. 21-23, 2019, a...

2020 VISION now available!
23 Aug 2019

2020 VISION now available!

Author(s)Patrice J. Tuohy / Comments0 / Tags

2020 VISION: Focus your calling is now available along with bookmark/prayer cards and multilingual posters. Click here to order your free copies of all VISION resources.

Misericordia Scholarship Appeal surpasses 2018 donations
13 Jun 2019

Misericordia Scholarship Appeal surpasses 2018 donations

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M. / Comments2 / Tags

Thanks to our generous members for donating over $24,000 to the annual NRVC Misericordia Appeal. We are just short of our $25,000 goal,. You can still donate to this fund which...

Please help us increase the response to the NRVC/CARA survey
13 Jun 2019

Please help us increase the response to the NRVC/CARA survey

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

All women and men who entered religious life from 2003 – 2018 were emailed a questionnaire from CARA in April. Currently, there is a 41% response rate, so we need your help to remind newer members to complete the survey. If they lost or never received the questionnaire, please contac...

Summer fun and learning at NRVC Summer Institute
13 Jun 2019

Summer fun and learning at NRVC Summer Institute

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

Over 140 registrations have been received for Summer Institute. Don’t miss the early registration discount as the late fee begins June 23. There are nine workshops designed to fit your needs around assessment skills, national networking, and trends i...

13 Jun 2019

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations Update

Author(s)Phil Loftus / Comments0 / Tags

The NFCRV is excited to announce that they received requests for eight educational debt relief grants and are in the process of reviewing these applications. This benefit is only a...

Make your plans for National Catholic Youth Conference
13 Jun 2019

Make your plans for National Catholic Youth Conference

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

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial three-day experience to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Ministry (NFCYM). Over 20,000 high school teens, parents, and youth ministers from around the country w...

Tech Tips: creating a task from an email
17 May 2019

Tech Tips: creating a task from an email

Author(s)Marge Argyelan / Comments0 / Tags

  Recently I was speaking to a member who was looking for some excel tips for managing her data/tasks.  Because she is new to excel I thought a good first step might be using the tools which exist within her  Gmail (FYI these tools also exist on other platforms such as Outlook) I thought I would share how I use ...

Important May dates
10 May 2019

Important May dates

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

Sunday, May 12 | Word Day of Prayer for Vocations As you anticipate World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, May 12, you may find free resources from NRVC here and NRVC's VISION Voc...

Another uptick in vocations
10 May 2019

Another uptick in vocations

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

The recently released 2019 USCCB/CARA Ordination Class Report shows an uptick in ordinands from 430 in 2018 to 481 in 2019. Of deeper significance, the number of religious institutes with ordinations also continues to increase each year--up from 41 last yea...

10 May 2019

Free webinars in May and June

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

Youth synod webinar Learn more about the Synod in the four-part webinar "Synodality: Unpacking the Universal Church’s Recent Work on 'Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.'" The webinars are live in English and Spanish throughout May and June. For ...

Registration for Summer and Fall Institute
10 May 2019

Registration for Summer and Fall Institute

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

All those responsible for the assessment of discerners and candidates need to be updated in the skills, trends, and best practices. No better place to hone these skills than at NRVC's annual 

10 May 2019

Religious Brothers Day

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

We are grateful for the over 75 religious brothers who are NRVC members. On May 1, NRVC celebrated by highlighting a brother and his community via Facebook each ...

03 May 2019

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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

Celebrated annually on Good Shepherd Sunday, this year World Day of Prayer will be commemorated on Sunday, May 12. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly celebrate vocations to ordained ministry and religious life in all its forms.  Many parishes and religious institutes commemorate this day wi...

Religious Brothers Day
30 Apr 2019

Religious Brothers Day

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

Join NRVC members in thanking religious brothers on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1, 2019. Post a shout out to brothers who inspire you with the hashtag #ReligiousBrothersDay. Over 70 brother...

NRVC offices closed for Triduum and Easter Monday
11 Apr 2019

NRVC offices closed for Triduum and Easter Monday

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

We have created a

11 Apr 2019

Introducing our new workshop attendee directory

Author(s)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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)Sister Deborah M. 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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