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
  • Journey of Transformation
  • RFC Congress 2017
  • Upcoming RFC Programs & Offerings
  • Other Resources for Initial & Lifelong Formation
  • Take Note
  • For Your Reflection


International Sisters in the United States

On Friday, March 3, 2017, a study on international Sisters in the United States was released at a conference in Washington, DC hosted by the GHR Foundation. RFC Executive Director, Ellen Dauwer, SC, was among the guests invited to this event. The Trinity Washington University/CARA Study: International Sisters in the United States is authored by Mary Johnson, SNDdN, Mary Gautier, Patricia Wittberg, SC and Thu T. Do, LHC. It provides an analysis of data gathered on more than 4000 international Sisters in the areas of formation, ministry, and education. For more information on the report, click here.

RFC Strategic Planning advances

The RFC Board of Directors, national office staff, strategic planning steering committee, and facilitator Sue Weber gathered at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Az, February 12-14, 2017 to advance work on the planning process funded by the GHR  Foundation. Building on the work done in Phase I of this initiative, participants in the planning retreat developed an exciting draft of goals for the next three years.

Women of Wisdom and Action at the Religious Formation Conference

An initiative of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in Berkeley and the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, Women of Wisdom and Action enables women religious from China, Vietnam, and India to pursue theological degrees at Santa Clara, while living in an international and inter-congregational community with other sisters.


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