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.

Associate Director Position Opening at RFC

The position of Associate Director of the Religious Formation Conference will be open after the conclusion of the RFC’s National Congress in November 2017. To ensure continuity in this significant role, the Conference is now beginning a search for a new Associate Director who will assume this position in January 2018. The job description and application process are available here.

InFormation Bulletin

In This Issue:

  • A Message from the Executive Director
  • Formation to Passion
  • Called to be Just a Brother
  • RFC Congress 2017
  • Resources for Lifelong Formation
  • Take Note
  • The Bright Field


Penet Award Recipient announced

The Board of Directors of the Religious Formation is pleased to announce that Mary Pat Garvin, RSM,  Ph. D., will be the 2017 of its Mary Emil Penet, IHM, Award.  The award, presented at the Conference’s biennial National Congress, honors persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the formation, initial and/or lifelong of vowed religious.

RFC Board welcomes new members

At its April 30-May 2 meeting the RFC Board of Directors welcomed three new Board Members: Richard Hall, OMI, from San Antonio, TX; Elyse Marie Ramirez, OP, from Springfield, IL; and Mary Walsh, CSJ, from Brooklyn, NY.  Their terms will run through December 2019.

Planning for the future

Just who is planning for the RFC’s future?  We all are!  Planning activities flowing from the GHR grant which is funding the RFC’s strategic/emergent planning process have included not only the Steering Committee (pictured), but also the RFC Board and, most important, RFC members.

Visits and Visitors

While at the Mexican American College in San Antonio, TX, in March for an RFC workshop in the series Continuing the Conversations, Ellen Dauwer, SC and Connie Schoen, OP met with a group of women religious to reflect on the need to prepare formators from Spanish-speaking congregations for initial formation in the United States and on the possible collaboration of MACC and the RFC in this regard.


Religious Formation Conference

5401 S. Cornell Ave.  Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773-675-8362

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