Who is the NRVC?

Who is the NRVC?

By NRVC National Office


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Quick facts

  • Founded in 1988 NRVC is a professional organization for religious vocation directors, whose primary goal is to help women and men discern a religious vocation, assess candidates interested in becoming Catholic sisters, brothers and priests, and welcome new members to religious life.
     
  • NRVC has nearly 1000 members representing 300+ religious institutes and organizations in 20 countries.
     
  • NRVC provides members with the tools they need to effectively promote vocations invite others to consider religious life, and assist in the discernment process.
     
  • NRVC offers exceptional programming, training and resources for spiritual and personal growth which positively impact the future of religious life.
     
  • NRVC educates, connects, and inspires all those interested in the future of religious life, including thousands of young Catholics exploring religious vocations each year.
     
  • NRVC initiates and sponsors groundbreaking research on religious life, including the 2020 and 2009 Recent Study on Vocations, the 2012 Study on Educational Debt and Religious Vocations, 2014 Study on Cultural Diversity, and the 2015 Study on the Role of Family. 
     
  • NRVC publishes award-winning resources including VISION Vocation Guide, VocationNetwork.org, VocationMatch.com, and HORIZON Journal.
     
  • Because of its unique mission, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) recognizes NRVC as the official religious vocation conference in the United States.
     
  • NRVC needs your help to be successfully create a culture of encounter, engagement, and vocations to showcase the future vitality of religious life.

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