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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RFC Webinars

Webinars are open to all those who wish to attend. One does not need to be a member of the RFC to participate. RFC members enjoy the added benefit of having access to an archive of recorded webinar sessions and other materials. 

El Espíritu de un Pueblo que Camina: Latin@ Spiritualities in the USA / The Spirit of a Pilgrim People: Espiritualidades Latin@s en los EE.UU. 
In collaboration with the Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en América (AHLMA) 

Tuesday, May 3rd | 1:00-2:30pm central time | Zoom Webinar
Note this is an extended webinar session running for an hour and a half.
Live session is free and open to all. Registration required below. 

The interactive session will focus on introducing “spirituality” as both Christian experience and formation. The presenter will then turn our attention to some of the more central issues to understanding U.S. Latin@ spiritualities:

  1. Jesús en la Cruz (Jesus on the Cross),
  2. María en la luz (Mary in the light), and
  3. el Cotidiano as locus theologicus (the Cotidiano as God's location)

Friar Gilberto Cavazos-Gonzalez, OFM is a Latino/a Theologian, Franciscan scholar, Full Professor of Spirituality: Yo soy Gilberto, a native of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and Hijo de Gilberto Cavazos DeLeon and María Emma González de Cavazos. As a scholar of the Theological Study of Christian Spirituality, Friar Gilberto taught for over 15 years at the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago) before moving to Rome to work at the Pontifical University Antonianum. Most recently he was named "Segretario" of the Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis. As a Latino Spiritualogian (espiritualogo en español), he has a particular concern for the relationship of Christian spirituality, Catholic social teaching and pastoral ministry. His academic research interests include methods for the study of Christian Spirituality, Franciscanism, art and spirituality, Marian spirituality, Hispanic/Latin@ spirituality and Spiritual Formation. Friar Gilberto is currently writing a book on the Marian Spirituality of Sor Juana de la Cruz Vasquez Gutierrez, Spanish Franciscan sister who was a mystic, a pastor and a preacher to royalty, prelates, nuns and her parishioners in the early 1500s. 



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