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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What Fascinates You? Article by Helen Cahill, OP.

Helen Cahill, OP

“In heaven there will be no committee meetings - thank God!”

This comment expresses the committee fatigue common to many women and men religious today. For years, meetings have consumed precious energy and time; some helpful, others, not so. I am using “committee” in a broad sense to include all persons who at any stage of formation have the task of making decisions on who gets to enter religious life. The criteria used in making this judgment need to be clear and public in order to minimize the fallout when a member is not accepted, either initially or during the formation process which lasts until final vows.

Read the entire arcle in the fall edition of InFormation


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