Catholic Foundations Gather to Hear Popular Spiritual Writer on Theme: Leading Like Christ

Catholic grant makers belonging to FADICA will gather November 15-16 for a retreat with best selling author Ronald Rolheiser, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate priest who will facilitate a spiritual retreat on servant leadership.

The FADICA fall program is an annual gathering of philanthropists who work together to strengthen the spiritual supports of their charitable work through prayer, fellowship and reflection.

This year’s theme is: Leading Like Christ: The Wisdom of Servant Leadership.

Father Rolheiser, author of the newly released book Our One Great Act of FidelityRestless Heart, and the Holy Longing, will lead a series of conversations on the principal moral virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance and the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity in the exercise of leadership.

The gathering at Yale University’s St. Thomas More Chapel and Catholic Center will provide philanthropists with an opportunity to tour one of the nation’s most vibrant campus ministries.

The FADICA organization has served for over three decades as a network connecting Catholic grant makers through conferencing services and enabling cooperative grant making among private foundations.

Catholic spirituality and campus ministry have been among topics of great interest to the network.

Throughout FADICA’s history,  members have come together with some of the most gifted Catholic spiritual writers and thinkers of modern times including the late Henri Nouwen, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, Cardinal Carlo Martini SJ, Trappist Basil Pennington, author Rosemary Haughton, and Lawrence Cunningham among others.