Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

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InFormation Bulletin


In this issue:

  • Letter from Executive Director
  • Ongoing Formation for the Whole
  • Community Formation Highlights
  • Book Review: Building A Bridge
  • Take Note
  • Program Updates

News Blog

Racial Justice
In the News: Discussion on Race Offers Church Second Chance to Take a Stand

Executive Director, Ellen Dauwer, and Associate Director, Ryan Hoffmann, participate in discussion on race in the Catholic Church. 

St Louis Arch
Catholic Collaborators Band Together at LCWR Assembly

The RFC was one of several Catholic organizations that sponsored a "mega-booth" at the LCWR Assembly August 7-10.

RFC Attends 2018 CMSM Assembly

Staff attend Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) assembly in St. Louis & connect with men's member communities. 

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

Webinar: A Conversation about the Vows with Sarah Kohles, OSF, Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, & Tracy Kemme, SC on Sept. 13. Register now!

Orientation to Formation is a weekend experience that offers an ideal introduction to formation ministry. Offered annually, each time it addresses formation through a different lens; thus it also serves the needs of experienced formators. Register for the October 12-14 session at CTU today!

Workshop on Life-Giving Community: Dr. Kathy Galleher, PhD will focus on ways to develop deeper intimacy and connection in community life. She will present practical approaches to deepening our understanding of one another within community. The session will be offered in-person & via live-streaming. 


A Collaborative for Theological Education, Formation, and Community, cosponsored by Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and the Religious Formation Conference (RFC) will be offered as a pilot program beginning with the Fall semester, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Aug 29, 2018 to Sep 02, 2018
Religious Formation Conference
Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
Nov 04, 2018 to Nov 06, 2018
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago IL
Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Louisville, KY

5401 S. Cornell Ave. Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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