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

Joy & Hope

Ellen Dauwer, SC, Executive Director, gives workshop titled, "Seamless Transitions from Initial Formation to Lifelong Formation."

Sister Elyse Marie Ramirez

Sr. Elyse Marie Ramirez, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois and RFC Board Member, reflects on this season of growing in the State Journal-Register.

In Our Own Words

Carol Regan, SUSC reviews the recently published book In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World.

However Long the Night

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has released a new book, However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis, that chronicles what the organization learned as it went through a six-year doctrinal investigation.

Brothers Day

The RFC invites you to join us at CTU on Tuesday, May 1st to celebrate Brother's Day.

Catholic Theological Union

The RFC and Catholic Theological Union (logo at right) issued a press release yesterday regarding their joint partnership and the Together program. 

April flowers

April programming highlights webinars, ForMission, new networking platform.

The Holy See

Pope Francis released a new encylical on Monday, April 9. The encyclical, Gaudete Et Exsultate (Rejoice and be Glad) outlines our call to holiness in today's world. 

Ellen Dauwer, SC

Executive Director Ellen Dauwer, SC pens article in Global Sisters Report reflecting on new Together program.

Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM

Presentations by Sisters Mary Johnson, SNDdeN and Sandra Schneiders, IHM outline reflections on future of religious formation.


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