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Resource of the month: Conversation Cards

Resource of the month: Conversation Cards

These handy business-sized cards are perfect for tucking into cards and notes you mail to your contacts. Ideal for using during World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2. Also, Sisters might use them during Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14). Brothers might stock up for Brothers Day on May 1. Religious priests can keep them on hand to invite promising young men. Stock up so you have these attention-getting messages on hand to follow up retreats, conversations, virtual tours, and other connections with discerners. NRVC members pay only $6 for a pack of 100; $9 for non-members. Order some today!


World Day for Consecrated Life: Feb. 2

World Day for Consecrated Life: Feb. 2

Now is the time to plan your commemoration of World Day for Consecrated Life, which takes place February 2 (Feast of the Presentation). The NRVC has information and resources to help communities reflect on and celebrate the beauty of this way of life. Consider using one or more of our resources that help make it easy for your community to reflect on information from the "2020 Study of Newer Vocations to Religious Life."

 


Who responds to VISION Vocation Guide?

Who responds to VISION Vocation Guide?

Learn details about the people who use VISION to consider religious life. Information about respondents’ interests, background, age, education, etc. are spelled out here. To ensure your community is part of this award-winning resource, contact VISION publisher Patrice Tuohy, 312-356-9900 or pjtuohy@truequestweb.com. Learn more here.


Free NRVC webinars in 2022

Free NRVC webinars in 2022

Creating a collaborative environment | Jan. 13, 2022
Wellsprings of support for vocations | March 3, 2022
Addressing parental concerns: Wisdom and advice | April 21, 2022
Call to Religious Life: New members stories | June 2, 2022

Share this flyer with your community and colleagues! Additional details are here.


April 22 deadline to apply for education grant

April 22 deadline to apply for education grant

The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) is accepting grant applications until April 22, 2022. Grants are available only to current NRVC members and must be used for paying educational debt of a candidate to religious life. The NFCRV has provided dozens of grants since it began in 2015. Learn more here; or contact Phil Loftus at 312-318-0180 or ploftus@nfcrv.org.


NRVC is part of bishops’ video series connected to V Encuentro

NRVC is part of bishops’ video series connected to V Encuentro

The National Religious Vocation Conference, represented by the director of mission integration, Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M., is part of a committee creating an educational video about fostering a vocation culture among U.S. Hispanic Catholics. NRVC members and staff involved with the video production are Sister Elizabeth Ann Guerrero, M.C.D.P., Brother Mark Motz, S.M., Brother Chris  Patiño, F.S.C., Mrs. Carol Schuck Scheiber, and Sister Stephanie Spandl, S.S.N.D. The vocation video will be one of 28 videos to be published in 2022 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a follow-up to the V Encuentro, a synod-like process to address the needs of the U.S. Latino church.


NRVC office closed MLK day

NRVC office closed MLK day

The NRVC office will be closed on January 17, 2022 as the United States honors the birth, life, and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We remember the injustices that Dr. King opposed, and his nonviolent fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples.

Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929, and murdered on April 4, 1968. He brought together more than 200,000 people in the March on Washington, D.C. in August 1963 where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. In 1964, at the age of 35, he was the youngest man and the third black man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday designated as a day of service to empower individuals, strengthen communities, and bridge barriers. Together we strive to create solutions to social problems and so move closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”


Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14

Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14

Catholic Sisters and their supporters will celebrate Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14, 2022. Many women's communities and their allies take advantage of these days to call attention to the service and lifestyle of women religious. Learn more here.


Member area meetings

Member area meetings

For details, contact your member area coordinator or see member news.
Delaware Valley -- January 19, 2022
West Coast -- January 20, 2022

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Vocation Ministry Strategies Webinar

January 13,

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National Office closed

January 17,

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Member Area Gathering - Delaware Valley

January 19,

via Zoom

Member Area Gathering - West Coast

January 20,

Hybrid event

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2 ,

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Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14,

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Religious Brothers Day

May 1,

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 8,

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Summer Institute

July 12-16,

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Convocation in Spokane, WA

November 3-6,

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