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 play
  • Message from the Executive Director  
  • Article: Courage for an Interim Time That Does Not Yet Know Its Name
  • Article: So If I am Not a Worker Bee Anymore What Am I?   
  • Article: The Life and Vocation of Religious Brother
  • Program Updates   
  • Take Note
  • For Your Reflection

News Blog

Online Resources
Resources from National Conversations

Resources from National Conversations around COVID-19 and formation/religious life now available. 

eCourse: Rooted in God, Sent on Mission

Hudson Valley Member Area partners with Mary Pat Garvin, RSM, PhD to offer eCourse for vocation and formation ministers this fall.

RFC Announces Virtual Conversations on Aspects of Formation/Religious Life and COVID-19

Register for a national conversation on an aspect for formation and religious life. 

Program Updates

Orientation to Formation will take place October 9-12, 2020 at Catholic Theological Union. Registration now open.

The 2020 Life Commitment Program will be offered online via Zoom. Learn more about this year's unique program!

ForMission Participants

The next ForMission class will take place August 13-22 at CTU in Chicago. Application deadline Friday, June 10.

Hands of Together

Apply to be part of the fall 2020 Together cohort. Apply online or by downloading application materials.

The RFC offers exceptional member benefits. Religious communities, affiliated/partner organizations, & individual formators are eligible for membership. Click above to learn more & join our formation community.

Upcoming Events

Jul 06, 2020 to Jul 11, 2020
Online via Zoom
Jul 28, 2020 to Aug 04, 2020
Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX)
Aug 13, 2020 to Aug 22, 2020
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL)
Oct 09, 2020 to Oct 11, 2020
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL)
Oct 12, 2020
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL)
Nov 04, 2021 to Nov 07, 2021
Marriott Chicago O'Hare (Chicago, IL)

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

Religious Community Membership
Associate Membership
Individual Membership

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