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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Resources from National Conversations

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Dear Conference Members and National Conversation Participants,

Over the course of the past week the Conference had the opportunity to engage community formators and leaders around different aspects of COVID-19 and formation/religious life. In all we had over 125 individuals join us for conversations last Tuesday, Wednesday, and yesterday morning. Thank you to those who joined us and made these sessions so wisdom-filled and enriching!

Materials from our conversations are now available in the general resources section of our website under "books and recordings." Video recordings, powerpoint slides, and harvest notes can now be accessed. Please note that member log-in is required to view this content.
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We hope these resources are useful as we continue to listen deeply to the Spirit's movement and notice its promptings in these extraordinary times. We also hope these opportunities to gather virtually and discern the future together made a difference.

Please be on the lookout for additional follow-up from these conversations over the course of the next several weeks. Some of the ideas surfaced, a virtual gathering of newer members in initial formation, for example, hold great promise for the continued flourishing of formation ministry and religious life.

As we were were reminded in one of our prayers, the "everywhere God" knows no bounds. It was a privilege to cultivate sacred spaces with you online!

Ellen Dauwer, SC
Executive Director


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