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Hilton grants National Religious Vocation Conference $2 million

Funds will help build capacity and sustainability

This generous grant will provide NRVC with additional personnel, the ability to create an effective development program, resources for the Year of Consecrated Life and other important vocation promotion services over the next three years.

NRVC will implement the following objectives over a three-year period:

1. Restructure and expand its administration

2. Develop a broad-based marketing campaign to support NRVC, its mission, and the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)

3. Promote and provide resources at the national, diocesan, and parish level for the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life to commence in November 2014

4. Partner with other “top tier” Catholic organizations in sponsoring the vocation program and venue at the English-language pavilion at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016

5. Conduct research through CARA to study the influence of parents and family in nurturing vocations to religious life and priesthood

6. Sponsor a convening of the directors of various international religious vocation organizations, particularly from English-speaking countries

7. Convene an exploratory panel of high-profile experts in media and communications to assist in defining the scope and sequence of a national communications strategy and office for religious vocations

8. Redesign the award-winning VISION Vocation Network multilingual website (VocationNetwork.org

9. Launch a new vocation program titled “Vocation Ambassadors."




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