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Capital Campaign for the Brown-RISD Catholic Center

Help Us Reach Our Goal

We are establishing a Catholic Center near campus in order to affirm and strengthen Catholic identity at Brown and RISD.  The Center will provide a home-away-from-home for students where they can congregate and invite their peers.  We seek to forge a generation of spiritual leaders in the Church and in the world for decades to come. 

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Growing & Deepening...TOGETHER

The BRCC is seeing remarkable growth in the depth of student engagement, and many students are seeking a space that is explicitly and intentionally Catholic in its orientation. The absence of a Catholic Center for Brown & RISD is conspicuous, relative to other religious, ethnic, and other identity-based groups on campus and relative to Catholic ministries at most of our peer institutions.

Why a Center?

Our Need for a Catholic Center

While we intend to continue using  Brown's Manning Chapel as our principal liturgical space, a Catholic Center will be regularly used for large fellowship gatherings, small group meetings and activities and functions that are currently dispersed across campus.

A Center will provide...

  • A dedicated chapel large enough for weekday Masses as well as informal individual and communal prayer throughout the day.

  • Gathering space for events like brunch after Sunday Mass: expansive, comfortable, and welcoming.

  • Room for our 10+ Bible study groups, meditation groups, and individual contemplative environment available with no scheduling conflicts.

  • Increased possibilities for relationship-building among a diverse student body, and between grad and undergrad students.

  • Inviting space to foster and increase student activity and engage those who don't come to Mass.

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The Space

Our Target Space - The Future Catholic Center

The ideal home for the Brown-RISD Catholic Center sits on the corner of Prospect & Angell Streets, conveniently located between Brown & RISD, close to both Manning Chapel and Brown's Office of Chaplains & Religious Life. It boasts


  • ample space for community gatherings
  • small group meeting rooms

  • a modern kitchen

  • beautiful outdoor space

  • room to build a chapel

  • energy efficient systems

  • little need for renovation

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