The vocation to the priesthood and to the consecrated life constitutes a special gift of God
which becomes part of the great plan of love and salvation.
-Pope Benedict XVI, May 3, 2009
Message from Br. Paul Bednarczyk, CSC
Executive Director of the National Religious Vocation Conference
After a year and a half of research and study, I am pleased to present you with the final report on the state of religious vocations in the United States. This major research project was commissioned by the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) and conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University.
Read more >>
2009 NRVC/CARA Study on Recent Vocations
NRVC Executive Director's Nov. 18, 2009 Address to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Resumen Ejecutivo: Vocaciones Recientes para la Vida Religiosa
History of the Study
Implications of the NRVC/CARA Study on the Future of Religious Vocations
Discussion Questions for Religious Institutes