We are happy to announce that our former General Superior and now Region Superior Sr. Barbara Staley began her term as a new member of the RFC Board of Directors in January.
The Religion Formation Conference is grateful to Sister Barbara and the other new leaders who have stepped up and agreed to serve the Conference at this important time.
The RFC serves the initial and continuing formation of religious men and women.

Sister Barbara Staley, MSC served as the General Superior of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Cabrini Sisters) from 2014 until July 2022. During her tenure a major focus was strengthening formation for formators and establishing international coordination programs for initial formation. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from NYU and her undergraduate degree is in Special Education. She also has extensive studies in theology and administration.

Prior to Sr. Barbara’s term as General Superior her apostolic ministries include founding Cabrini Ministries Swaziland. This organization was established to serve persons infected and affected by the HIV pandemic. Her primary responsibilities included establishing a comprehensive holistic orphan care program and a family service unit. Sr. Barbara also worked for 10 years in Chicago delivering care to undocumented immigrants helping them to access health care and social services, as well as providing direct mental health care. Sr. Barbara worked for three years in Barcenas, Guatemala providing programs of Human Promotion and Christian Formation.

Before entering the MSCs in 1988, Sr. Barbara was the Administrator of a residential care facility for adults with development disabilities. She also was a member of the Covenant House Faith community and served as a childcare worker with homeless street children in NYC, and later served as a paraprofessional in Covenant House’s legal department.

Thanks to RFC for choosing Sister Barbara Staley MSC and for sharing this news.

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