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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Midwest Inter-Community Pre-Novitiate Gatherings

Wild Flowers

August 2019

Dear Formators in the Midwest Member Area (Regions 7, 8, 9),

Are you looking for a way to supplement your program for pre-novices, to connect them with an inter-community peer group, and to meet with other formators like yourself? If so, then the Inter-Community Pre-Novitiate gatherings at Siena Center in Racine, WI are your answer!

While we meet at the Siena Retreat Center, the gatherings are planned and coordinated by the participating formators. Each session has a guest presenter/facilitator on a particular topic, shared prayer, and time to reflect and socialize. We begin on Friday evening and end on Sunday at 11 a.m. Every effort is made to keep fees at a reasonable amount but cover costs.

Dates, topics and speakers for 2019-20 are as follows:

Oct. 18-20                   
Joye Gros, OP

Dec. 6-8                       
Intercultural Living                           
Clara Kreis, CDP

Feb. 21-23                   
Community Living Skills                  
Dorothy Heiderscheit, OSF

Mar. 20-22                  
Art and Spirituality                            
Paula Damiano, SP

Apr. 17-19                   

If there are others you feel may be interested in these opportunities please feel free to forward this email on to them for consideration. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact one of us and we'll happily follow-up.  

Marsha Speth, SP                         

David Hirt, OFM. Cap.             


5401 S. Cornell Ave. Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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