IN HIS APOSTOLIC Letter on the
Occasion of the Year of
Consecrated Life, Pope
us “to look to the
past with gratitude
… to live the present
with passion” and “to
embrace the future with hope.”
These three words—gratitude,
passion, and hope—undoubtedly
characterized our work at NRVC.
• NRVC hosted an international
meeting in Rome for representatives
of vocation centers.
• The NRVC-established National
Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations
(NFCRV) granted eight religious
institutes funds to alleviate the
educational debt of 10 candidates.
• NRVC released a Study on the
Influence of Family on Vocations to
Religious Life and Priesthood.
• In partnership with TrueQuest
Communications, Year of Consecrated
Life resource packets were mailed
to every active parish in the U.S. and
made available to all online.
• The largest-ever NRVC contingent
participated in the vocation venue at
the National Catholic Youth Conference.
• Today’s Catholic Sisters were
celebrated at four gatherings held
around the country in partnership
with four Catholic universities.
While all of this speaks of today’s
passion and tomorrow’s hope, what
is truly inspirational is the continued
support of our NRVC board, staff,
members, and benefactors who
believe in our mission and who desire
to see a vital future for religious
life. To them I extend my heartfelt
gratitude. Blessed be God forever!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
—Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C.
NRVC Executive Director