Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (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.

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Courageous Hope: As a Religious Brother What Comes to Mind?

Gregory Timothy Smyth, CFC

Article by Gregory Timothy Smyth, CFC

There are a number of ways to look at Hope. Our Catholic theologians say that Hope is a divine gift that eventually leads us to union with our Creator. From my experience I would say that Hope is more like multiple layers of wrapping paper around a gift. If we live our lives intentionally, we discover aspects about the wondrous gift inside as we unwrap each layer, but we never quite finish unwrapping and get to the gift.

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