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

Stop the Humanity
Catholics Say: Stop the Inhumanity!

Resources for the Catholic rally against the abuse of immigrant children & families set for July 18th. 

File Prayer, PDF icon Catholics Say Protest Signs, PDF icon Immigrant Children Who Have Died
Mark Padrez, OP
CMSM Executive Director, Mark Padrez, OP, to Preside at Closing Liturgy

Mark Padrez, OPExecutive Director at the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, will preside at this year’s Congress closing liturgy.

RFC Welcomes 19 to Life Commitment 2019

19 women and men religious have gathered this week at the Marillac Spirituality Center in Leavenworth, KS for RFC's 36th annual Life Commitment Program

Program Updates

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

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

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. 

Upcoming Events

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)
Sep 24, 2019 to Sep 26, 2019
Felician Sisters Convent (Chicago, IL)
Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 27, 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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