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Profession Class Report

The annual USCCB/CARA Profession Class Report was recently 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...

Renew/sign up now for 2019 NRVC membership 

Our programming, services, and resources are designed specifically with our members in mind. That is why our membership continues to grow. Thank you for allowing us to serve you in your vital vocation ministry.

Please take a moment now to renew or join NRVC for 2019. Click Click here to renew online, or call Marge Argyelan at 773.595.4034.

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 almost 150 scholarships of more than $95,000 due to the generosity of donations. Read more... Donate here.

 Mark your calendar

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2019

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 12, 2019

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

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 will be sent a survey in April. Read more...

Workshop registration is open

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 30 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.   


April  2019

NRVC Board meeting

April 1-4, Chicago

NRVC office closed for holy days

April 18-22

Member Area Gatherings

April 29 - May 1, Heartland, St. Louis, MO

April 29 - May 1, Hudson Valley, Albany, NY

May 1, Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA

May 4, New England Member Area, Worcester, MA

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

May 10 - 11, Pacific Northwest, Bellevue, WA

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

May 29 - 30, New England, Isle LaMotte, VT

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


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