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

Open Hands Prayer

In this issue:

  • Letter from Executive Director
  • Pope Francis's Guide to Holiness
  • Book Review: The Trusted Advisor
  • Pathways Forward for Ongoing Formation 
  • Take Note
  • Program Updates

News Blog

February Program Updates

Concert & Open Mic Night, Webinars, ForMission and more!

Child protection
UISG/USG Issue Statement Ahead of Protection of Minors Meeting in Rome

International organizations representing leaders of men & women religious issue important reminder & commitment leading up to Vatican summit on child protection.

Carol Zinn, SSJ
RFC Endorses LCWR Statement on Sexual Abuse of Sisters by Clergy

RFC joins with the LCWR in denouncing sexual abuse of sisters by clergy.

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

History & Ecclesiology of the Sex Abuse Crisis webinar with Dr. Massimo Faggioli on Wednesday, March 20th. Registration open! 

RFC ForMission Program

New ForMission cohort forming! Application deadline March 29, 2019. Click to learn more. 

Membership Matters

Membership in the Conference is by religious congregation or government unit. As RFC members, every member of congregations/units enjoy the many benefits of membership.

LCP Participants

The 2019 Life Commitment Program, offered for men and women religious approaching perpetual profession, will take place July 9-17, 2019. Save the date!


A Collaborative for Theological Education, Formation, and Community, cosponsored the RFC and the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), accepting applications for fall 2019 cohort. 

Upcoming Events

Feb 26, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019
RFC Office
Feb 28, 2019
RFC Office
Mar 04, 2019
Mar 08, 2019 to Mar 14, 2019

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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