NRVC Regions

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 Summer Institute

July 13-23, 2016

Believe it or not, over 130 have registered for Summer Institute workshops, the most since 2011! Don't delay your registration, the late fee begins July 1st. For more information click here.

Vocation Ambassadors

From June 10 - 13, NRVC sponsored a workshop in Notre Dame, Indiana called "Share the Sacred," which kicked off an ongoing project of young adults serving as Vocation Ambassadors around the country.

Twelve religious communities prepared a young adult to serve as a spokesperson for their community and for religious life in general. The communities attended in teams of three: young adult ambassador, communications professional, and vocation director. Further details about the premier of this program will appear in the July NRVC newsletter. (Photo: Young adults perform a skit during the workshop. Photo by Chris Irr.)

Mark your Calendar

National Vocation Awareness Week 

November 6-12, 2016

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 5, 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2017

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2017

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 7, 2017



October 27-31, 2016

Registration is now open. All vocation ministers, formators, communicators, religious leadership, and all those who support vocations to consecrated life are welcome to attend Convocation in Overland Park, KS. Read more.

Pre-Convocation workshops

Four pre-Convocation workshops will be offered on Thursday, October 27. Ms. Cynthia Krohn, media liaison and manager of marketing and communications for Christian Brothers Services, will present Tips of the Trade: How to Market Vocations for your Religious Institute, one of the pre-convocation workshops.  Read more.

Did you Know?

Did you know one of the most common experiences of newer members before entrance is participation in retreats during college? For both men and women, the most common type of retreat are two to three day programs—typically on weekends. The most common sponsor for these retreats were campus ministry followed by religious orders. How can we be more present at college retreats in a variety of roles or by opening our retreat centers to campuses? (Source: CARA 2016 Study on The Impact of College Experiences on Vocational Discernment). Read more.


July 2016

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors

July 13-17, 2016, DePaul University, Chicago

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry Workshop

July 18-19, 2016, DePaul University, Chicago

Behavioral Assessment 1 Workshop

July 21-23, DePaul University, Chicago

World Youth Day

July 25-31, 2016