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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...

Promote vocations at NCYC 

In collaboration with NFCYM, NRVC invites you to be part of the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) to promote vocations to religious life. NRVC is sponsoring a gathering space to meet participants and promote vocations to religious life called Inspiration Nook, near the thematic village. Over 20,000 high school teens, parents, and youth ministers from around the country will gather November 21-23, 2019, around the theme Blessed, Broken, Given. NCYC takes place at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Read more...

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 $78,000 due to the generosity of donations. Read more... Donate here.

 Mark your calendar

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, 2020

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2020

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 3, 2020

Summer Institute

July 8-23, 2020

Convocation in Spokane, WA

October 30 - November 2, 2020

NRVC/CARA research underway

With the support of the GHR Foundation and the expertise of the Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), NRVC is embarking on its fifth national research project about recent trends in newer vocations to religious life.  The first phase of the NRVC/CARA study involved a survey sent to 752 major superiors in the United States. There was a 67% return rate compared to 66% in 2009. The second phase included a survey sent to 3,092 identified newer entrants with a 63% return rate compared to 40% in 2009. The third phase concluded with focus groups of 112 participants in 8 states. NRVC intends to release the findings of the study in February 2020.Read 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 information 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.   


November 2019

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 3-9, 2019

NRVC Board Meetings

November 4-8, 2019, Chicago


November 21-23. 2019

NRVC office closed for holidays

November 28-29, 2019


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