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OFR - SPECIFIC EVENTS

  • Cardinal’s Meeting with Leadership of Religious Men and Women:  April 23, 2019
  • Archdiocesan Celebration of Religious Jubilees:  June 22, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR RELIGIOUS

SEPTEMBER

12: Prayer Breakfast – Registration is Limited.
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL (9:00am - 10:30am)
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at www.sscm-usa.org

13: In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World
Catholic Theological Union (7:00pm)
On September 13 the RFC will host a webinar discussion with the editors and an author of the book, In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World. Sisters Sarah Kohles, OSF, Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and Tracy Kemme, SC will join us for this conversation. Webinars are open to all those who wish to attend. One does not need to be a member of the RFC to participate.

Click here to register.

15: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Responding with Love, Mercy, and Justice
Catholic Theological Union (8:15am - 1:00pm)
For more information, contact Sr. Dorothy Pagosa, SSJ-TOSF: dpagosa@aol.com

21-23: 2018 Autumn Silent Retreat – Registration is Limited.
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL (9/21, 7:00pm - 9/23, 2:00pm)
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at www.sscm-usa.org

OCTOBER

5: First Friday Women's Series Meditation from the Eastern Perspective as a path to Holiness (10am – 12noon) The Chicago Cenacle: https://www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/Retreats-Programs/

5-12: Silent Directed Retreat: Shape of Soul, Movement of Heart
The Portiuncula Center for Prayer (Frankfort, IL): www.portforprayer.org

5-12: Touched by the Holy Conference Retreat with Sr. Clare D’Auria, OFM
Chiara Center (Springfield, IL): http://www.chiaracenter.org

12-14: Orientation to Formation at Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL):
The changing and hope-filled realities of religious life today raise challenging questions regarding the present and future life of the global Church. These questions are especially relevant to formators who are engaged in the sacred ministry of accompanying new members. The critical questions most often raised by formation directors focus on how to be with new members as they discern their call to religious life.

Orientation to Formation is specifically designed for formators and other persons in leadership who attend to new members as they make their sacred journey.

Click here to apply (Application deadline is September 7)

17: Prayer Breakfast – Registration is Limited.
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL (9:00am - 10:30am)
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at www.sscm-usa.org

25-26: Duns Scotus Symposium: Lifelong Formation for Franciscan Men in the U.S.
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago): https://ctu.edu/event/franciscan/

25-27: A Culture of Encounter: Mission at the Heart of Our Faith in Christ (Quincy, MA)
https://uscatholicmission.org/a-culture-of-encounter

27: Life-Giving Community: Cultivating Communication, Connection and Compassion Workshop to be Livestreamed
Online & Providence St. Joseph Hawley Conference Center, Renton, WA
(8:30am - 5:00pm)
In this workshop, Dr. Kathy Galleher will focus on ways to develop deeper intimacy and connection in community life. She will present practical approaches to deepening our understanding of one another within community (and across generational and cultural differences) and ways to resolve conflict that cultivate compassion. The workshop will include input, opportunities for questions, conversation and 'practice.'

In addition to in-person participants, the workshop will be available online via live-streaming for anyone with internet to access. 

Click here to register.

28-11/2: Fall Directed Retreat
Chiara Center (Springfield, IL): http://www.chiaracenter.org

NOVEMBER

1-6: NRVC 2018 Convocation  (Buffalo, NY) 
https://nrvc.net/publication/8087/article/17161-register-now-for-convocation

14: Prayer Breakfast – Registration is Limited.
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL (9:00am - 10:30am)
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at www.sscm-usa.org

30-12/3: 2018 Advent Retreat – Registration is Limited.
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL (From 11/30, 7:00pm through 12/3, 2:00pm)
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at www.sscm-usa.org

DECEMBER

5: Prayer Breakfast – Registration is Limited.
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL (9:00am to 10:30am) 
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at www.sscm-usa.org

7-9: 2018 Advent Retreat – Registration is Limited.
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL (From 12/7, 7:00pm through 12/9, 2:00 p.m)
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at www.sscm-usa.org