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Ministry at the Margins: Announcing the 2017 RBC Assembly

The 46th Annual RBC Assembly will take place July 17 – 20, 2017 at Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, CA. Our theme for the year will be “Brothers: Ministers at the Margins.” Our keynote presenter will be Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ.

Registration will begin in March. 


Keynote: Greg Boyle, SJ

A native of Los Angeles, Father Boyle entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1972 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1984.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in English from Loyola Marymount University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Weston School of Theology, and a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

Fr. Greg is perhaps best known for his work with Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit in Los Angeles which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to over 10,000 men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.

Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, which was named one of the Best Books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly and received the PEN Center USA 2011                                                                              Creative Nonfiction Award.

RBC Vision Statement

The Religious Brothers Conference is the organization that gives visibility to the special charism and vocation of the religious Brother. We invite all Brothers and the entire Church community to proclaim the role and ministry of religious Brotherhood in today’s world.


RBC Mission Statement

The Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) is a service organization in the Catholic Church. The mission of the RBC is to promote an awareness of the calling of Brothers in the Church and society. We encourage all Brothers to live the Gospel message in a prophetic way with respect to the charism and tradition of their particular institute.


The Religious Brothers Conference

  •  Promotes the vocation and ministry of Brothers in the Church
  • Acts as a professional and ministerial resource for its members
  • Provides opportunities for ongoing formation and spiritual growth