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 - Links

  • Center for the Study of Consecrated Life

    The Center for the Study of Consecrated Life's mission is "to serve as a theological, academic, and pastoral resource for engaging contemporary issues and realities in consecrated life today from a global perspective."

    CSCL's website

  • Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)

    The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is a first-of-its-kind international coalition of Catholics from many nations, continents, and walks of life. We are laity, religious, and clergy, theologians, scientists, and activists from Argentina, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Australia, the United States, and many other nations. We are united by our Catholic faith and our work in various roles and organizations on climate change issues. Read more...

  • Vatican - Directives On Formation In Religious Institutes

  • Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

    The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is the association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States . The conference has more than 1500 members, who represent more than 90 percent of the 59,000 women religious in the United States.

    LCWR Website

  • Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR)

    The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) is a canonically approved organization founded in 1992, to promote religious life in the United States.

    CMSWR Website

  • Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)

    CMSM serves the leadership of the Catholic orders and congregations of the more than 20,000 vowed religious priests and brothers of the United States.

    CMSM Website 

  • Religious Brothers Conference (RBC)

    The Religious Brothers Conference was founded in 1972 and remains the only service organization devoted exclusively to promoting the vocation of the religious Brother.

    RBC Website

  • National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

    The National Religious Vocation Conference is a professional organization of vocation ministers that presents religious life as a viable option in the Catholic Church. NRVC promotes vocation awareness, invitation, and discernment to life as a religious sister, brother, or priest.

    NRVC Website

  • National Association for Vocation and Formation Directors (Canadian)

    Web-link to the Canadian National Association for Vocation and Formation Directors, a national source of Vocation information. The Web site has many features, including a searchable Directory of religious communities and dioceses and a Prayer section.

    NAVFD Website

  • Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI)

    The purpose of the Conference is to serve the leaders and through them the members of Religious Congregations.  It provides a forum where religious can work together in the mission they hold in common.

    CORI Website

  • International Union of Superior Generals (UISG)

    UISG is a worldwide, canonically approved organization of superiors general of institutes of Catholic women religious. The purpose of UISG is to promote an understanding of religious life.

    UISG Website

  • Communicators for Women Religious

    A network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image and advance their mission.

    CWR Website

  • Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace

    Founded in 1967 at the request of Pope Paul VI, the primary work of the Pontifical Council is to engage in action-oriented studies based on both the papal and episcopal social teaching of the Church.

    JustPax Website

  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States.

    USCCB Website

  • Zenit

    ZENIT is a news agency specializing in coverage of the Holy Father, life in the Holy See, and events of interest to the Church.

    Zenit Website

  • Pray as You Go - Jesuit Media Initiative

    Daily prayer to download onto your MP3 player. Prayers include music, reflections, scripture and more.

    Pray As You Go Website

  • “The Way” - UK Jesuit Spirituality

    An online journal of contemporary spirituality published by the British Jesuits.

    The Way Website

  • Starting Afresh From Christ

    John Paul II's pressing invitation at the beginning of the third millennium to cast out into the deep: “Duc in altum!” (Lk 5:4). These words, echoed throughout the whole Church have enlivened a powerful new hope, reawakened the desire for a more intense evangelical life, and broken open the horizons of dialogue and mission.

    Starting Afresh From Christ Website


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