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NEWS

Nominate a member 

NRVC members and Member Areas may nominate NRVC members for outstanding recognition awards and the Mustard Seed Award. These awards are selected by the Board at its August meeting from the nominations submitted by August 1. The awards are given at the Convocation banquet. Nomination requirements and forms are available here for Outstanding Recognition and here for the Mustard Seed Award. 


Vocations to religious life 

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) recently released two annual reports: The Profession Class of 2017 as well as The Entrance Class of 2017. One of the most significant findings is that women and men are continuing to choose a variety of religious institutes to enter rather than limiting their choices to only a few congregations, monasteries or provinces. In 2017:

  • 208 women and men professed perpetual profession in 101 religious institutes.  

  • 524 women and men entered 182 religious institutes.

For a dowloadable handout to use in presentations, click here. There are links to over 30 professional studies here.


NRVC membership 

Our membership appeal has exceeded our expectations with over 980 members from 22 countries beyond the United States. This is the fourth year in a row that we have increased membership each year. Thank you for reaching out to invite those who support vocation ministry to join us. You can still renew or join NRVC here or call Marge Argyelan at 773.595.4034.


 Mark your calendar

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2018

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 22, 2018

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2018

NRVC Summer Institute

July 10-21, 2018

NRVC Convocation

November 1-5, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 4-10, 2018

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2019

2018 NFCRV application deadline March 13 

The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)  will accept applications online for grant requests until March 13, 2018. These 2018 grant requests--for the college debt accrued by a viable candidate that your community is unable to subsume--can only be made by active 2018 NRVC members. No grant request will be considered if the community does not have membership in NRVC or is currently receiving Misericorida Financial Assistance.

The NFCRV Board will approve 2018 grant requests at its May 2018 meeting and notify recipients in June 2018. All 2018 application guidelines are online at nfcrv.org


New resources available

Two popular NRVC brochures have been updated: Ten Questions Parents Ask and Ten Questions People Ask. These resources are great give-aways at vocation fairs, parishes, and other events or used in orientation programs for employees, volunteers, and board members who need accurate information about religious life. Thank you to the following NRVC members for their help in editing: Brother Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C.; Sister Josita Colbert, S.N.D.deN.;  Sister Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.; Mr. Len Uhal; and Sister Mary Yun, O.P. Order now.


Synod to be held in 2018

2018 Synod Prep Doc SummaryThe 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.  There is also a special prayer written for young people. Read/download a summary of the preparatory document prepared by NRVC.

 

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February 2018

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2

 NRVC Board Meeting

February 10-13, Columbus, IL

NRVC Office Closed

February 19

NRVC Roots of Racism Workshop

February 18-21, San Antonio

Member Area Meetings

February 21, San Antonio, TX; February 26, Ocean Grove, NJ; March 1, Washington DC; March 5-7, Notre Dame, IN; March 11, Maryknoll, NY

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