A NEW GENERATION IS CALLED TO RELIGIOUS LIFE
Young Catholics continue to be interested in religious life. Each year more than 300,000 visitors come to VocationNetwork.org, a resource of the National Religious Vocation Conference, to learn more about consecrated life, and nearly 5,000 inquirers complete online Vocation Match profiles and request more information about particular religious communities. Many of those discerning a religious vocation eventually do enter religious life.
In 2014, 80% of religious institutes for men and about two-thirds of religious institutes for women had at least one person in initial formation, according to the 2014 NRVC/CARA Study on Incorporating Cultural Diversity in Religious Life.
Please encourage the young people in your life to consider a religious vocation, and support vocations to consecrated life through your prayers and financial support. Learn more about the newest generation of sisters, brothers and priests.
KEY Vocation influencers
Participation in parish ministry
Invitation by pastor, mentor, family, or friends