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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Check out the presenters guide for this year's Congress, complete with all this November's presentations, session descriptions, and biographical information on each presenter.

Beginning on Sunday, participants will gather as a community of faith committed to sharing their wisdom and learning from one another. Please keep us in your prayers.

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Become a sponsor of the 2021 RFC Congress in Chicago! Click to learn more. 


RFC to offer this year’s Congress in two formats: (1) face-to-face in Chicago and (2) virtually for those unable to join us in person.

We're excited to welcome two new staff members to the Conferene team! Click to learn more about Sofia and Brian.

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National Office moves into new space on June 7th. Members, partners and friends asked to note new address. 

Responding to the global reality of Religious Life, the Live Out Loud (LOL) program continues the expansion of relationships among men and women in initial formation.

Mercy by the Sea

Sabbatical Program for women religious at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT next spring.

This eCourse facilitated by Mary Pat Garvin, RSM will explore topics pertaining to the accompaniment of women and men in vocation discernment and initial formation.

The RFC invites applicants for the Programs Manager and Operations Manager positions. 


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Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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