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

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.

Learn more the cultivation of a new Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiatie in Chicago. Launching fall 2021.

Sister Kathy

Sister Kathy will step down as Operations Manager this summer. After over 8 years of dedicated service to the Conference, she is excited to pursue new opportunities in the future.

Text of Catholic Sisters Week reflections by Mary Haddad, RSM, Colleen Mattingly, ASCJ, and Romina Sapinoso, SC now available. 

Nancy Gerth, SCN and Corrina Thomas, FSPA selected as Co-Directors of new Intercongregational Collaborative Novitiaite. 

Catholic Sisters Week

Join us for an virtual prayer service to celebrate Catholic Sisters on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00pm CT/7:00pm ET.


We've got a handful of upcoming online Together information sessions. Join us!

A reflection on Consecrated Life by newer members in light of the Gospel call presented in Fratelli Tutti. There will be time for prayer, listening, and small group conversation.

For this initiative in the area of initial formation, RFC seeking two experienced religious formators who are able to work collaboratively and flexibly.


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Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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