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Our new executive director

The NRVC board is pleased to introduce NRVC's new executive director, Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F., who begins her tenure full-time on June 1, 2017. Read more


Religious Brothers Symposium

More than 200 people gathered March 25 in South Bend, Indiana for the first-ever national Brothers Symposium, co-sponsored by the Brothers Think Tank, Notre Dame University, CMSM, NRVC, RFC, and RBC. Participants represented 38 religious institutes. Their discussion centered on the singularity of the vocation, focusing on the Vatican document “Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church,” published on Oct. 4, 2015.  The full text of the keynote presentation by Brother John Mark Falkenhain, O.S.B., along with video files and photos are available here. 


 Mark your calendar

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2017

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 7, 2017

Vocation Ambassadors Program

June 9-12, 2017

NRVC Summer Institute

July 10-25, 2017

NRVC Fall Institute

October 11-21, 2017

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 5-11, 2017

NRVC at NCYC

November 16-18, 2017

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2018

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2018

NRVC Convocation 

November 1-5, 2018

Religious Brothers Day

 

 

In preparation for Religious Brothers Day on May 1st,  a prayer card was commissioned to focus on the vocation of brothers—a gift given by God, received by the brothers, and shared with others. Prayer Services are also available here. This inaugural day of prayer and celebration is a collaborative effort from the Brothers Think Tank, comprised of members from the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Religious Brothers Conference, National Religious Vocations Conference, and Religious Formation Conference. 


New resources

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. 

Other newer resources to promote vocations among inquirers and discerners: 

Screening and Discernment Instrument by Sr. Amy Hereford, C.S.J.

Discerning Your Vocation: Religious Life and Diocesan Priesthood by Sr. Kathleen Bryant, R.S.C. 

Both can be purchased here


2017 Workshops

Vocation Ambassadors Program: June 9-12

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

 

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April 2017 

Member area meetings

April 3-5: Heartland; April 25: Delaware Valley; April 27-29 Lake Erie/Ohio River

NRVC office closed

April 14 and 17--Blessings for Easter

A Nun's Life visits the national office

April 19

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