Life-Giving Community: Cultivating Communication, Connection and Compassion

Members and non-members are now able to purchase and access a video recording and presentation files from the Life-Giving Community: Cultivating Communication, Connection and Compassion workshop on Saturday, October 27, 2018 by Kathy Galleher, PhD. Video topics include:

  • Rich community life and how to cultivate it
  • Group development
  • Going deeper, vulnerability and compassion
  • Healthy confrontation and conflict
  • Reflection and sharing on day 

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Authenticity, Vocation, & the Risk of Faith: Hopes and Challenges for the Synod on Young People

On September 20 and 21 the RFC participated in the Catholics on Call Partner Conference at Catholic Theological Union. The theme of the Partner Conference and the presentation was entitled, "Authenticity, Vocation & the Risk of Faith: Hopes and Challenges for the Synod On Young People." Fr. Dan Horan, OFM gave an overview of the preparatory materials that have been assembled for the Synod. To access the recorded video of the presentations (part 1 and 2), click:

Part 1

Part 2 

Religious Life Encountering Synodality

Pope Francis is asking every person to look deeply at how the people of God are experiencing ourselves as church and to ask what the Spirit is calling us to as church into the future. The call to members of consecrated life to participate in this process was specifically mentioned in the SYNOD 2023 PREPARATORY DOCUMENT. Additionally, each congregation has received an invitation from the USG (Union of Superiors General) and UISG (International Union of Superiors General) to participate and offer their perspectives.

Discussion with Professor Rafael Luciani and Sr. Maria Cimperman. Professor Luciani, Theology faculty at Boston College, is a member of the Theological Commission for the Synodality process. Sr. Maria, Theological Ethics faculty and Director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, has been named by the UISG and USG to a four-person commission which created a process for congregations and who will encounter the responses from religious congregations and offer a synthesis for the Synod on Synodality.

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