NRVC Member Areas

Click here to locate members of the NRVC in your member area.


Outstanding recognition 

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

Board nominations

The National Board is seeking nominations among NRVC membership to serve a three year term beginning in August 2018. Members may self-nominate or nominate another NRVC member.  All nominations need to be recieved at the national office by May 15. For questions about service on the Board, read more here

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.



March 2018

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14

NRVC celebrates NCSW with CSCL, CWR, GV and RFC at CTU on March 13 at 6:00 p.m. 

NRVC Office Closed

March 29-April 2

Member Area Meetings

 March 1, Washington DC; March 5-7, Notre Dame, IN; March 11, Maryknoll, NY; April 9-11, Heartland; April 21, Holyoke, MA; April 23-25, Donaldson, IN; April 29, Albany, NY; April 30, Caldwell, NJ


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