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

Click here to view pictures from July 2019 Life Commitment session. 

Click here to view a video from July 2019 Life Commitment session. 

Click here to view video from LCP 2018.

The Program

The Life Commitment Program (LCP) is an 8-day program that provides an opportunity for Catholic religious women and men to contemplate and reflect on their call to embrace a life-time commitment to consecrated life. Those discerning or anticipating profession of final vows gather in the company of their peers with presenters, seasoned in religious life and skilled in adult learning processes, to engage the compelling questions, experiences, and insights that speak to the reality of living vowed religious life in the 21st century.

Date and location of LCP 2020

July 8-16, 2020, Marillac Spirituality Center, Leavenworth, KS

Arrive by 3:30pm July 8 and depart July 16 after 8:00am breakfast

Deadline for application and $100 deposit: May 8, 2020

Final payment due: June 8, 2020


The total cost of the 2020 Program is:

  • $2,000 for RFC member congregations/provinces (includes $100 deposit)
  • $2,700 for non-member congregations/provinces (includes $100 deposit)

Cost includes:

  • Presenter fees
  • Private room
  • Materials and supplies
  • Snacks, socials, and three meals daily except for one free day
    *Expenses and meals on the free day are the responsibility of the participants.

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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    Membership Opportunities

    Religious Community Membership
    Associate Membership
    Individual Membership

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