NFCRV to meet with NCCW

Phil Loftus, NFCRV Executive Director, met with Maribeth Stewart Blogoslawski, President of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) at the NCCW convention in Pittsburgh on Aug. 31, 2018. Phil offered his deep thanks to the NCCW members on behalf of the Vocation Fund and all of the grantees. NCCW has provided a generous annual contribution through their Vocation Purse collection.and continuous support for NFCRV.

Coming soon: 2019 Application window

The 2019 Application process opens on Jan. 7, 2019 and closes at midnight on April 8, 2019.


NFCRV 2018 grants awarded

NFCRV has awarded nine religious communities grants. See 2018 communities listed to the left. Read their stories.

Prior year grant recipients, please submit your Annual Reports by June 30 each year

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the online form.

Former NFCRV Executive Director, Mark Teresi, interviewed on Relevant Radio. Download podcast

2016 grants awarded

Thank you notes from grant recipients

2015 Grant recipient Congregation of Divine Providence welcomes Christina Chavez into the novitiate.

Letter from Sister Gloria Ann Fiedler, C.D.P.,
Vocation Director for Congregation of Divine Providence


Christina's providential journey to sisterhood

NRVC Executive Director, Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., announces resignation to become vicar general of the
Congregation of Holy Cross

Read more here.

New grant program pays college debt
for 10 Catholic sisters-in-training


Study finds educational debt obstacle to vocations

Chicago, July 16, 2015—The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) awarded its first grants to religious communities to pay the educational debt of 10 candidates to religious life. The fund grew out of a 2012 Study on Educational Debt and Vocations to Religious Life that found that student debt has become a serious obstacle for religious communities in being able to accept new candidates. . . . READ MORE


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