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:

  • Message from the Executive Director 
  • Rethinking Religious Formation for the 21st Century
  • Book Review: In Our Own Words
  • For Your Reflection
  • Program Updates

News Blog

Joy & Hope
RFC Presents Workshop at National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors Conference

Ellen Dauwer, SC, Executive Director, gives workshop titled, "Seamless Transitions from Initial Formation to Lifelong Formation."

Sister Elyse Marie Ramirez
In the News: Sr. Elyse Marie Ramirez: Lessons from the Garden

Sr. Elyse Marie Ramirez, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois and RFC Board Member, reflects on this season of growing in the State Journal-Register.

In Our Own Words
Book Review: In Our Own Words

Carol Regan, SUSC reviews the recently published book In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World.

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

Getting the Most out of a Psychological Assessment with Fr. Jerry McGlone, SJ, PhD. Register for the webinar today! 

Life Commitment

2018 Life Commitment Program, offered for men and women religious approaching perpetual profession. Application deadline May 16, 2018.


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.

Orientation to Formation

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. The next Orientation to Formation will meet in Chicago, at CTU, October 12-14, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Apr 30, 2018 to May 01, 2018
Religious Formation Conference
May 01, 2018
May 06, 2018 to May 08, 2018
Chicago, IL

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