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Profession Class Report

The annual USCCB/CARA Profession Class Report was released with the good news reporting another increase in perpetual professions! This is the third year in a row that over 200 women and men have professed final vows in the United States. In 2018, 240 women and men made perpetual professions in 87 religious institutes. Read more...

June webinar sponsored by NRVC, CMSM and RFC

Gospel values and essential conversations: Confronting abuses of power in religious life 

June 26, 2 pm Eastern time. In this free webinar presentation, Father John M. Tourangeau, O. Praem. Ph.D., will engage several topics related to clergy sexual abuse and the role and dynamics of power. He will give a brief sketch of the historical considerations and then explore the critical need for greater awareness of the dynamics of communal power through honest dialogue and ongoing education.  Register 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 150 scholarships of more than $77,000 due to the generosity of donations. Read more... Donate here.

 Mark your calendar

Summer Institute

July 9-24, 2019

Fall Institute

October 7-24, 2019

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 3-9, 2019

National Catholic Youth Conference

November 21-23, 2019

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2020

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2019

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2019

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 3, 2020

Convocation in Spokane, WA

October 30 - November 2, 2020

2020 Study on Recent Vocations underway

With the support of the GHR Foundation and the expertise of the Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), we are asking for your assistance to engage in research about recent trends in newer vocations to religious life.  Every religious superior was sent a two page questionairre to complete. Newer members who entered between 2003 - 2018 were sent a survey in April. Read more...

Register for Summer and Fall Institute

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. We have 19 presenters representing diverse fields to enhance your professional competencies, to engage in networking on a national level, and to provide an inclusive approach to vocation ministry and the full flourishing of religious life.  Learn more...  

Order Vocation Vocabulary Booklet

A must have for inquirers, their parents and all those who want to know more about the most common words used in vocations to religious life, this 20 page color booklet also gives creative suggestions on ways to increase one's vocation vocabulary in fun ways. Thank you to the Following NRVC members who served on this resource advisory task force to create the content: Sisters Pat Dowling, CBS; Edith Bogue, OSB; Marcia Hall, OSP; Mr. Len Uhal; and Very Rev. Tom Enneking, OSC. Order now.

Vocations to religious life 

Find informatiion 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.   


May 2019

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 12, Feast of the Good Shepherd

Member Area Gatherings

May 6-8, Lake Erie/Ohio River, Sylvania, OH

May 10 - 11, Pacific Northwest, Bellevue, WA

May 15 - 16, Mid-Atlantic, Marriottsville, MD

May 28, New England, Worcester, MA

June 16 - 18, Upper Midwest, St. Paul, MN

NRVC office closed for holiday

May 27, Memorial Day


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