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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RFC News Blog

Ongoing Formation for the Whole

In the summer edition of InFormation, Executive Director Ellen Dauwer, SC reflects on the crucial role of ongoing/lifelong formation in religious life. 

Dear Members of the Religious Formation Conference,

It is finally starting to feel like summer in Chicago! My day-lilies have started to bloom as warmer temperatures greet the area. Wherever you are this summer, we hope you're able to find time for rest and relaxation.

Hyde Park

Get to know our neighborhood better with this informative guide. 

Psychological Assessment

Our three part video series, Getting the Most Out of a Psychological Assessment, has now been posted in the members section of the website.

Donna Del Santo, SSJ

The 2018 summer ForMission group surprised Sr. Donna with a jubilee cake during dinner on the last evening of the program.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Thanks to the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery for this moving prayer on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

ForMission Summer 2018

This past week, ForMission brought together over 20 leaders to explore personal & communal transformation for the sake of communal life & mission in the 21st century context of religious life.

New Ways Ministry

New Ways Ministry is offering two retreats this fall for lesbian & gay religious. Click for more information.

We are excited to welcome 14 new participants to this year's ForMission program. We are also thrilled a new formation team will accompany them on their journey of community, learning, discernment and prayer.


On Wednesday RFC staff joined those at Catholic Theological Union for a community prayer service for those who’ve recently experienced violence in our neighborhood.


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Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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