The National Religious Retirement Office coordinates the annual national appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious and distributes grants to eligible religious institutes.
By 2023, religious orders may face more than $20 billion in unfunded retirement liabilities.
Visit www.retiredreligious.org to learn more about who we help and why they need our help now.
If you need support materials for a campaign that you are coordinating or assisting in your diocese, please click on the 2010 Annual Appeal link.
If you are a member of a religious institute seeking information about financial assistance or other NRRO resources, go to the Financial Assistance and Resources links in the left column of this page.
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Words from Our Donors
We are sending heartfelt greetings and appreciation to you in memory of our daughter’s favorite teacher, her sixth grade teacher in Catholic elementary school. She was a wonderful person who inspired our daughter to go on to teaching small children as her vocation and life’s work. We thank God today and every day for every religious who taught us in school, not only our ABC’s but also to love God.
My dear Aunt was a Notre Dame Nun since she entered the convent at 15 years of age. Her passing several years ago was felt by uncounted people whose lives she touched. Please accept this gift in her honor.
This collection is especially important to me because the Dominican Sisters and the Jesuit priests and brothers had a profound impact on my intellectual, social and, most importantly, spiritual development. Life has not always been easy, but it has always been pointed toward God, even when the route seemed especially circuitous. I couldn’t have continued my journey without the foundation the Dominicans and Jesuits helped God lay for me. I had the pleasure of having breakfast with my fourth grade teacher earlier this year. She now lives in the Motherhouse and remains ever faithful to our wonderful, abundant, loving Lord. Seeing her was one of the highlights of my year.