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

Spirituality for Apostolic Religious Life

The new ForMission class will begin their residential session exploring the theme Spirituality for Apostolic Religious Life. Apply today!

Together Program
Together Virtual Open House

Connect with the Together Program Coordinator, program participants, and CTU advisors at two online open houses on January 22 and 24

Regional Review, Re-envision & Revitalization

After considerable discernment, we are excited to explore with the RFC community proposed changes to our regional structure.

Program Updates

RFC ForMission Program

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

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.

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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