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

Mickey McGrath, OSFS
Brother Mickey to Give 2019 Post-Congress Workshop

We're excited to announce that Br. Mickey McGrath will give the Post-Congress Workshop at the 2019 Congress in October. 

Ellen Dauwer, SC
2018 Annual Appeal

Help us broaden our outreach, maintain excellence in quality, and increase accessibility through technology by making a financial gift to this year’s annual appeal.

CMSM: Accompaniment Needed for our Migrant Family

The Council for the Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) stand in solidarity with our migrant brothers and sisters. 

Program Updates

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.

RFC ForMission Program

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

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

Jan 22, 2019 to Jan 27, 2019
Panama City, Panama
Jan 23, 2019 to Jan 30, 2019
Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA
Mar 08, 2019 to Mar 14, 2019
Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Louisville, KY

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