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 Magazine

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  • Message from the Executive Director: The Presence of Christ Before Us  
  • Article: Synodality and Religious Formation: Reflections on the Synodal Consultation
  • Reflection: How Are We? Evaluating Formation Programs
  • For Your Inspiration: Prayer to the Holy Spirit
  • More

News Blog

Ellen Dauwer, SC
Ellen Dauwer, SC to Finish Term as Executive Director in December

Executive Director to step out of role when term ends at the end of this year, December 31, 2022. 

Patsy Crowley, OSB
Patricia Crowley, OSB Hired as New Together Program Coordinator

We are happy to announce that we have hired a new Together Program Coordinator: Patricia Crowley, OSB. Click to learn more.

Online Presentation: Going Forth in the Spirit

Join us for an online presentation with Bonnie Morrow, DHS on Sunday, June 12th. Free of charge and open to all. Registration required. 

Program Updates

Click to check out the newly reconfigured Orientation to Formation experience!

¡Programa nuevo! Compromiso de Vida 2022 – para religiosas y religiosos que anticipan su profesion perpetua. En Espanol. 

The Conference is excited to collaborate with SOAR! Supporting Our Aging Religious to offer a series of webinars in the coming months. Take a look!

Hands of Together

Be part of the fall 2022 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

Jun 22, 2022 to Jun 30, 2022
St. Mary of the Like/Mundelein Seminary
Jul 17, 2022 to Jul 22, 2022
Online via Zoom
Oct 01, 2022 to Oct 31, 2022
Online via Zoom
Jan 23, 2023 to Jan 31, 2023
Oblate Renewal Center (San Antonio, TX)
Nov 09, 2023 to Nov 12, 2023
Marriott Chicago O'Hare

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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