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

Summer blooms
  • Letter from Executive Director
  • Article: Formation for Community in the Current Ecclesial Context
  • Book Review: Migration for Mission
  • RFC Mobile App
  • 2019 Congress Preview
  • Take Note

News Blog

Global Sisters Report
IN THE NEWS: Today's Generation of Catholic Sisters Forge Cross-conference Relationships

RFC mentioned in article on ways Catholic sisters cultivate cross-conference relationships.

Congress Exhibitors & Sponsors

We are excited to work with generous sponsors and committed exhibitors to bring you the very best Congress experience! 

Maria Cimperman, RSCJ
Pictures from ForMission May/June 2019

We had a great week of ForMission last week! Click here to check out our photo album. 

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

Gospel Values & Essentail Conversations: Confronting Abuses of Power in Religious Life, webinar with Rev. John Tourangeau, O. Praem on Wednesday, June 26th. Registration open! 

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!

RFC ForMission Program

New ForMission cohort forming! Application deadline April 12, 2019. Click to learn more. 

Hands of Together

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Jul 09, 2019 to Jul 17, 2019
Marillac Spirituality Center (Leavenworth, KS)
Jul 23, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL)
Aug 27, 2019 to Sep 02, 2019
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL)
Sep 03, 2019
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL)
Sep 15, 2019
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport (Louisville, KY)

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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