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Who We Help

In the United States today, more than 35,000 Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests past age 70 benefit from the Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR). Donations to the RFR furnish funding for financial, educational, and consultative support that helps religious communities care for senior members and plan for long-term retirement needs.

Learn how the RFR assists individual religious and their communities.

Meet a few of them here.


Click on a photo to learn about some of the women and men religious who benefit from the RFR.

  • Sister John Margaret Walsh
  • Sister Josephine Rosenkranz
  • Brother Jerome Sysko
  • Sister Reginald Gerdes


Click on a photo to learn how the RFR helps religious communities provide for the ongoing care of senior members.