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Profession Class Report

The annual USCCB/CARA Profession Class Report was released with the good news that nearly 200 women and men have made perpetual profession annually in the past 5 years. The average age a person first considers a vocation to religious life remains 19, with half 18 or younger. In 2019, 186 women and men made perpetual professions in 65 religious institutes. Read more...

NRVC Position Open

The NRVC is seeking a part-time (24 hours weekly) database administrator with a strong background in customer relationship management software; Raiser’s Edge preferred. This team member will maintain the NRVC member/subscriber/donor database, assist with membership renewal, event and workshop registrations, and prepare event materials. The person who will thrive in this position is highly organized and detailed oriented with excellent written and verbal skills, a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, the ability to build and sustain successful team relationships, and has an undergraduate degree or related work experience. Details about this position are available here

Misericordia Scholarship fund

Misericordia Scholarship FundThe National Religious Vocation Conference is grateful to offer scholarships to religious institutes in financial need for NRVC membership and programs. Since its inception, the NRVC Misericordia Fund has granted over 170 scholarships of more than $87,000 due to the generosity of donations. Read more... Donate here.

 Mark your calendar

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2020

Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2020

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2020

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 3, 2020

Summer Institute in Chicago

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, July 8-12, 2020

Ethics in Vocation and Formation Ministry, July 13-14, 2020

Behavioral Assessment 1, July 16-18, 2020

Is it Generational, Cultural, Personality or Pathology? July 16-18, 2020

Pscyho-Sexual Integration and Assessment of Candidates, July 20-23, 2020

Convocation in Spokane, WA

October 30 - November 2, 2020

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 1-7, 2020

NRVC/CARA research underway

With the support of the GHR Foundation and the expertise of the Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), NRVC is embarking on its fifth national research project about recent trends in newer vocations to religious life.  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 participants in 8 states. NRVC intends to release the findings of the study in early 2020. Read more...

Order Vocation Resources

Twenty resources are available for sale in our on-line store to help parishes, college campuses, schools, and vocation teams to promote vocations throughout the year, especially during events such as World Day for Consecrated life. All resources are affordable, NRVC members receive discounted rates as a benefit of membership. Bulk rates are available by calling the NRVC office.  Order now.

Vocations to religious life 

Find information and statistics on religious vocations and links to over 50 professional studies here.

Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment

Christus Vivit, the Post-Synodal Exhortation to Young People and the People of God, written by Pope Francisconcludes with "the Church needs your momentum, your intuitions, your faith. We need them!  And when you arrive where we have not yet reached, have the patience to wait for us."

The final Synod Document for Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment is offered to the Holy Father and also to the whole Church as a fruit of this Synod. The Final Document is a roadmap for the next steps the Church is called to take. The downloadable book: The World of New Generations According to the Online Questionnaire provides additional data. Other documents include the Instrumentum Laboris and the Final Document from the Young Adult Pre-Synodal Meeting.   


 February 2020

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 1-2

NFCRV Applications Accepted

January 6- April 15, 2020

Member Area Gatherings

Delaware Valley, February 25, Philadelphia

Mid-Atlantic, March 2

West Coast, March 12, ZOOM call


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