RFC is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

InFormation Bulletin

In This Issue:

  • A Message from the Executive Director
  • Journey of Transformation
  • RFC Congress 2017
  • Upcoming RFC Programs & Offerings
  • Other Resources for Initial & Lifelong Formation
  • Take Note
  • For Your Reflection


National Brothers Day

The first national day honoring religious brothers will be held May 1st.

National Religious Brothers Symposium

The first national Symposium on the Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother, Faces of Jesus Today, was held at Notre Dame University on March 25, 2017.  Well over 200 persons, predominantly religious brothers, but also including sisters, laity, and ordained clergy, attended.

Position open at LCWR

The position of Associate Director of Business and Finance at LCWR is open; applications are due  May 22, 2017.  Details about the position and the application process can be found at www.lcwr.org.

International Sisters in the United States

On Friday, March 3, 2017, a study on international Sisters in the United States was released at a conference in Washington, DC hosted by the GHR Foundation. RFC Executive Director, Ellen Dauwer, SC, was among the guests invited to this event. The Trinity Washington University/CARA Study: International Sisters in the United States is authored by Mary Johnson, SNDdN, Mary Gautier, Patricia Wittberg, SC and Thu T. Do, LHC. It provides an analysis of data gathered on more than 4000 international Sisters in the areas of formation, ministry, and education. For more information on the report, click here.

RFC Strategic Planning advances

The RFC Board of Directors, national office staff, strategic planning steering committee, and facilitator Sue Weber gathered at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Az, February 12-14, 2017 to advance work on the planning process funded by the GHR  Foundation. Building on the work done in Phase I of this initiative, participants in the planning retreat developed an exciting draft of goals for the next three years.


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