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: Change of Era  
  • Article: Rise Up: Reclaiming Public Space for Good
  • Article: Yet, We Arise. 
  • Take Note Listing
  • For Your Inspiration
  • More

News Blog

New Year - New Webinars

We're excited to announce our line-up of webinars for the first part of 2022!
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the RFC!

Rise Up: Reclaiming Public Space for Good | Mary Pellegrino, CSJ

In the winter edition of InFormation, the Conference's quarterly magazine, we feature Sister Mary Pellegrino's outstanding keynote address at the 2021 Congress titled Rise Up: Reclaiming Public Space for Good.

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

Join us for a webinar with Joseph Brown, SJ - "I Come to My Church Fully Functioning” - on February 1st. Click to register.

Join us for this online workshop with Mary Pat Garvin, RSM, PhD on Saturday, Feb. 26.

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.

Hands of Together

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

ForMission Participants

The next current ForMission cohort session will take place January 15-22, 2022 in San Antonio, TX. 

Upcoming Events

Jan 15, 2022 to Jan 22, 2022
Oblate Renewal Center (San Antonio, TX)
Feb 26, 2022
Online via Zoom
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)
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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