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

Summer blooms
  • Message from the Executive Director: Standing on the Edge  
  • Article: Hope Restored
  • Book Review: Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church
  • Article: Celebrating Traidtions, Changing the World
  • Take Note Listing
  • For Your Inspiration

News Blog

2021 Congress Moves to All-Virtual Format

2021 Congress to be offered completely online. Click to learn more. 

Mary Johnson, SNDdeN
Mary Johnson, SNDdeN to Receive Mary Emil Penet, IHM Award

The Conference is pleased to announce that Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, PhD will receive the Mary Emil Penet, IHM award at the 2021 Congress November 4-7 in Chicago and online

Online Religious Life Course offered by Katherine Doyle, RSM

Online course will cover key elements of Religious Life and be offered September - December 2021. 

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

Webinar: Exploring Pope Francis’ Reflections on a Post-pandemic World with Fr. Donald Senior, CP. Registration open. 

Hands of Together

Be part of the fall 2021 Together cohort. Apply online or by downloading application materials.

ForMission Participants

The next ForMission session will take place January 15-22, 2022.

¡Programa nuevo! Compromiso de Vida 2021 – para religiosas y religiosos que anticipan su profesion perpetua. En Espanol. 


Click for more information about the 2021 Life Commitment Program July 7-12th.

Upcoming Events

Oct 15, 2021
Chicago, IL
Nov 04, 2021 to Nov 07, 2021
Marriott Chicago O'Hare (Chicago, IL)
Nov 07, 2021 to Nov 09, 2021
Chicago, IL
Jan 15, 2022 to Jan 22, 2022
Oblate Renewal Center (San Antonio, TX)
Jun 01, 2022 to Jun 10, 2022
Mercy Retreat & Conference Center (St. Louis, MO)
Jan 23, 2023 to Jan 31, 2023
Oblate Renewal Center (San Antonio, TX)

1525 E. 53rd St. | Suite 716
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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Membership Opportunities

Religious Community Membership
Associate Membership
Individual Membership

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