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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Life Commitment Program


The Program

The Conference originally planned, as we have for the past 30 years, to gather women and men discerning/anticipating profession of final vows for an 8-day immersion with experienced wisdom guides listening and dialoging on topics at the core of vowed religious life in the 21st century. Circumstances beyond our control, however, necessitate an alternative plan for this year's program.

While Zoom cannot replace the gifts of being together in person, it does offer us opportunities to gather virtually, pray together, share learning and insights, and experience community in a new way.

This year's Life Commitment Program has been reconfigured as a virtual experience of connection and community, faith and prayer, learning and dialogue.

Date and location of LCP 2020

July 6-11, 2020, Online via Zoom.

This year's virtual program will be conducted via Zoom, an online video and audio conferencing platform. As such, reliable internet access is required.


The total cost of the 2020 virtual program:

  • $500 for RFC member congregations/provinces 
  • $675 for non-member congregations/provinces

Cost covers use of technology and presenter fees.

Deadline for application and payment is Friday, June 5.

Payments can be made online here.

Request for Application

Please fill out and submit the inquiry form below to receive application materials and more information about the program.

If you have questions, please contact RFC Program Director, Connie Schoen, OP by email at

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