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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Welcome 2020 Life Commitment Program Participants

The RFC is excited to welcome these amazing religious to the Conference's 37th annual Life Commitment Program!

Torch Acosta, CFA (Japan)
Adolphe Edoh Anato, SVD (Togo)
Bekhit Rania Samir Aziz, CMS (Egypt)
Niurka Burgos, CSJB (Dominican Republic)
Jackline Chemekuro, RSM (Kenya)
Kathryn Teresa Clemmer, IHM (USA)
Elizabeth DeMerchant, IHM (USA)
Minh Dinh, SVD (Vietnam)
Adrienne Gallie, RSJ (New Zealand)
Akizou Gerard Kamina, SVD (Togo)
Annie Klapheke, SC (USA)
Mary Therese Krueger, PBVM (USA)
Brenda Lisenby, VHM (USA)
Akeneta Lalakobouma, RA (Fiji)
Eilis McCulloh, HM (USA)
Kelly Moline, OP (USA)
Lizeth Guadalupe Manrique Musico, RMI (Mexico)
Roxanne Neckles, SSM (Grenada)
Trang Nguyen, RSJ (Vietnam)
Hai Pham, SVD (Vietnam)
Christina Marie Roberts, IHM (USA)
Fransiskus Santoso, SVD (Indonesia)
Audra Turnbull, IHM (USA)

In addition this year's participants, we are thrilled to have the following facilitators joining us:

Br. John Barker, OFM (Vow of Poverty)
Sr. Charlene Diorka, SSJ (Religious Life as a Prophetic Enterprise in the 21st Century)
Sr. Mary Pat Garvin, RSM (Vow of Celibacy)
Sr. Carole Riley, CDP (Vow of Obedience)
Sr. Connie Schoen, OP (Community as Living Witness to the Incarnation)

Presenters will engage participants in dialogue on the vows, community and communal life, and the blessings and challenges of vowed religious life in the 21st century. The program creates an atmosphere for deepening discernment regarding one's desire and freedom to choose a lifelong vowed commitment.

Be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures, updates and more from the 2020 Life Commitment session! 

Please keep us in your prayers as we gather this week for what will surely be graced time of prayerful and joyous community.


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