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

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  • Message from the Executive Director: Beyond the Blame Game  
  • Article: Looking Back to Move Ahead
  • Book Review: Religious Life For Our World: Creating Communities of Hope
  • Congress: 2021 Congress Preview
  • Take Note Listing
  • For Your Inspiration

News Blog

Fall Continuing Education eCourse for Vocation & Formation Ministers

This eCourse facilitated by Mary Pat Garvin, RSM will explore topics pertaining to the accompaniment of women and men in vocation discernment and initial formation.

Join the RFC Team! Programs and Operations Manager Positions Open.

The RFC invites applicants for the Programs Manager and Operations Manager positions. 

Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiate

Learn more the cultivation of a new Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiatie in Chicago. Launching fall 2021.

File ICCN Prerequisites, File ICCN Application

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

On the Road to Emmaus: Recognizing Jesus in the Journey of Racial Healing, webinar with Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation Project staff.

Click for more information about the 2021 Life Commitment Program July 7-12th.

¡Programa nuevo! Compromiso de Vida 2021 – para religiosas y religiosos que anticipan su profesion perpetua. En Espanol. 

Hands of Together

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

Upcoming Events

May 16, 2021 to May 18, 2021
Online via Zoom
May 27, 2021 to Jun 02, 2021
Online via Zoom
Jun 09, 2021 to Jun 10, 2021
Online via Zoom
Jul 07, 2021 to Jul 12, 2021
Online via Zoom
Jul 25, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Online via Zoom
Oct 15, 2021
Chicago, IL

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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