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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We give thanks.


Stir us by your spirit beyond fearful accumulation
toward outrageous generosity,
that giving bread to others makes for peace,
that giving drink to others makes for justice,
that giving and sharing opens the world
and assures abundance for all.

Excerpt from “Giver of All Good Gifts” by
Walter Brueggemann in Prayers for a Privileged People.
Dear Members and Friends of the Conference, 
As we gather around smaller Thanksgiving tables this year, we're aware that most of us will be celebrating differently. We may be missing family and friends, those we love and hold dear. It's a different time, to be sure.
Yet, we're also mindful of God's abundant blessings. Even in times as challenging as this, God continues to gift and grace our lives and the communities in which we live and serve. God always has and always will. We give thanks!
Here at the RFC, we are profoundly grateful for the many ways you enable and strengthen our work at the Conference.
To all our member communities, partners and collaborators, and those who have gifted the RFC with financial support, resources, time and wisdom: thank you!
It is only through the generosity of many that the RFC is able to engage religious communities with timely resources, services, and experiences that support our ministry as formators. Thank you for helping advance RFC's mission and respond to the emerging future of religious life.
Please know of our prayers this Thanksgiving, especially for everyone's health and wellbeing. May this time be a reminder to see and embody the good all around us.
In gratitude,
RFC Staff
Ellen Dauwer, SC, Executive Director
Maribeth Howell, OP, Together Program Coordinator
Ryan Hoffmann, Associate Director
Kathy Kandefer, BVM, Operations Manager


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Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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