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.

InFormation Bulletin

In This Issue:

  • A Message from the Executive Director
  • Compassion and Hospitality
  • To Equip the Holy Ones for Ministry
  • Book Review
  • Upcoming RFC Events & Programs
  • Other Opportunities
  • Take Note
  • La Belle Notizia


2017 Appeal Letter

This past year has brought much new life to the Conference...

File2017 Appeal Letter
Program Director Hired for RFC

The Religious Formation Conference is happy to introduce our new Program Director, Constance Schoen, OP. Connie is a Dominican Sister of Peace and currently serves as a facilitator and consultant in the Practice of Contemplative Dialogue. Previously she was Associate Director of The Centre for Contemplative Dialogue, a member of the Leadership Council of the Dominican Sisters of Oxford, MI, and Director of PARABLE Conference for Dominican Life and Mission. Connie’s area of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels was Special Education; she also holds a JD as well as certification in spiritual direction and an MA in Pastoral Studies. She brings a wealth of background and experience in contemplative dialogue, restorative justice, and conflict resolution. We look forward to the many ways in which she will plan, implement, and direct the programs of RFC as well as contribute to the mission of the Conference.

Annotated Formation Handbook

Donald Bisson, FMS, has donated an Annotated Formation Handbook as a resource for RFC members; it is now posted in the Members section.

RFC Planning Process

A Planning Process for the Religious Formation Conference has begun. Read more.


Religious Formation Conference

5401 S. Cornell Ave.  Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773-675-8362