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Register today for Convocation

Learn more about our keynote presenters, pre-convocation workshops, Niagara Falls excursion, held November 1-5 in Buffalo, NY.  Register here.  A full schedule can be downloaded here.  

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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. In our 30th anniversary of NRVC, we are striiving to raise $30,000. To date, our donations have exceeded $24,000. Please help us to reach our goal. Read more... Donate here.


Vocations to religious life 

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) released three annual reports: The Profession Class of 2017, The Entrance Class of 2017 and the Ordination Class of 2018. 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.

  • In 2018, 41 religious institutes had ordinations compared to 2017 which reported 36 religious institutes had ordinations.

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 1,026 members from 22 countries. This is the fourth year in a row that we have increased membership each year and the most members since 2010. 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

NRVC Convocation

November 1-5, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 4-10, 2018

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2019

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2019

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2019

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 12, 2019

New resource available

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.


Synod, National Dialogue and Fifth Encuentro

2018 Synod Prep Doc SummaryThe next general assembly of Catholic bishops will be October 3-28, 2018 in Rome and will take up the theme: “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” To prepare for this 15th Ordinary General Synod, read the following prepatory documents:

Pope Francis has written a preparatory document  and a letter to young people.  There is also a special prayer written for young people. 

The National Dialogue is an initiative for an energized and unified Church committed to forming and engaging youth and young adults as missionary disciples. The three-year process will culminate in inviting those who participate to take action on the insights from the XV Ordinary Synod, V Encuentro. Read more....

The Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) is a historic ecclesial gathering of 3,000 Hispanic/Latino Ministry leaders/delegates from dioceses, ecclesial movements, schools, universities and Catholic organizations from across the country. Learn more...

The National Young Adult Ministry Summit, held in May 2018, brought together leaders in young adult ministry for a dynamic dialogue of the best practices in the field, especially in light of the upcoming Synod on "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment."  Webinars are available here.

CONNECT WITH NRVC

August-September 2018

NRVC Board Meeting

August 19-20 and September 25-27

NRVC Member Area Meetings

Midwest: September 20, Chicago, IL

Deep South: September 21-22, New Orleans, LA

Hudson Valley: September 24-26, Albany, NY

Mid-Atlantic: September 25, Baltimore, MD

New England; September 25, Jamestown, RI

Member Area Coordinator Annual Meeting

September 17-19, Chicago

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