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Our new executive director is interviewed

Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F., the NRVC executive director, was interviewed recently by the website Catholic Profiles. See her in-depth reflections on vocation ministry and religious life. 

Summer Institute






Our annual Summer Institute will take place in Chicago, July 10-25th in Chicago at DePaul University.  Four workshops will be offered to enhance professional development of members and those who support vocation ministry. Housing is available on a limited basis until the rooms are full. For more information and to register, click here.

Newer Member Statistics

The downloadable handout Statistics on Recent Vocations to Religious Life and the Priesthood has been updated for presentations to inform the public as well as members of your religious institute about recent vocation trends. 

 Mark your calendar

NRVC Summer Institute

July 10-25, 2017

NRVC Fall Institute

October 11-21, 2017

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 5-11, 2017


November 16-18, 2017

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2018

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2018

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2018

NRVC Convocation 

November 1-5, 2018

2017 Ordination Class Report

The newest USCCB/CARA Ordination Class Report was released May 24, and the good news is the number of ordinands has increased from 548 in 2016 to 590 in 2017. This includes 101 Ordinands representing 36 distinct religious institutes. On average, they were 16 years old when they first considered a vocation to the priesthood, and religious ordinands reported they knew the members of their religious institute an average of six years before entering. Read more.

Vocation-themed synod to be held in Rome October 2018

The next general assembly of Catholic bishops will take up the theme: “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” To prepare for this 15th Ordinary General Synod, Pope Francis has written a preparatory document  and a letter to young people. 

Young people aged 18-29 are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of church. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that will inform the synod's international conversation in Rome next year. Pope Francis will lead the synod discussion.

Consider joining conversations in your diocese, or offer to host conversations to hear what emerging adults experience of the church; you could gather information via technology, friendships, outreach programs, youth masses, community leadership efforts, or parish events.

2017 Workshops

Behavioral Assessment 1: July 10-12

Ethical Issues: July 14-15

Psychosexual Integration: July 17-20

Orientation Program: July 21-25

Orientation Program: Oct. 11-15

Behavioral Assessment I: Oct. 16-18

Behavioral Assessment II: Oct. 20-21



June 2017

Feast of Pentecost

June 4

Vocation Ambassadors Program

June 9-12, South Bend, IN

Happy Father's Day

June 18

Member area meetings

June 18-20, Upper Midwest, Collegeville, MN



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