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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New Year. New Growth.


A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you.
-Ezekiel 36:26

Dear RFC Members, Partners and Friends,

Did you know the RFC has over 35 recorded webinars and presentations on various topics related to religious formation? We continue to add presentations from exceptional scholars, ministerial and community leaders, too.  

As we embark on this new year together, we invite you to take advantage of these outstanding resources and begin a journey of new learning and growth!

Religious community, associate, and individual members have access to our library of webinars at no additional cost and presentations at special member pricing.

Non-members can purchase access to these resources at the standard rate (or become members and access all these resources and other member benefits!). 

A sampling of titles includes:

Life-Giving Community: Cultivating Communication, Connection & Compassion

Kathy Galleher, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Contemplating the Gift of the Vowed Life in the 21st Century

Mary Lou Mitchell, SSJ, PhD

Encounter or Isolation: The Challenge of Pope Francis

Arturo Chavez, PhD

From Center to Periphery: Relocating the Prophetic Witness of Religious Life

Richard Gaillardetz, PhD & Caroljean Willie, SC, PhD

Hope: The We(e) Virtue

Michael Downey, PhD

Prayer in Times of Suffering

Robin Ryan, CP, PhD

The Scriptures: Living Source of Hope 

Mary Schneiders, OP, PhD


In this new year of hope and promise, let us put on the heart and spirit of Christ. May our journeys open to growth and transformation! 

New year blessings,

RFC Staff

Karina Conrad, CDP, Together Program Coordinator
Ellen Dauwer, SC, Executive Director
Ryan Hofmann, Associate Director
Kathy Kandefer, BVM, Operations Manager

Connie Schoen, OP, Program Director


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