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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What's the Spirit up to?

Holy Spirit

Dear Friend,

A significant component of the RFC mission is to educate and strengthen formators in their ministry of formation. In keeping with our long legacy of professional preparation of formation ministers, this week we are excited to welcome 12 new leaders to the ForMission class of 2021.  

Mary Adenubi, FHM
Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary

Cory Canon, SC
Sister of Charity of Greensburg

Karina Conrad, CDP
Congregation of Divine Providence 

Christine Marie Conroy, CSSF
Felician Sisters of North America

Joseph Nguyen Do, O.Carm
Order of Carmelites, St. Eliseus Priory

Patricia Dual, OP
Dominican Sisters of Peace

Paul English, CSB
Congregation of St. Basil

Peter Hill, CSsR
Congregation of Most Holy Redeemer

Daniel Lobsinger, CR 
Congregation of the Resurrection 

Claudia Palacio, RGS
Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

Kathleen Reynolds, CCVI
Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

Christine Webb, CBS
Congregation of Bon Secours

They join the 2020 ForMission cohort at Catholic Theological Union this week to engage the theme, Spirituality for Apostolic Religious Life

Please hold these groups in your prayers as they journey together in these transformative days of learning, reflecting, sharing and praying! 

In addition to the ForMission team and participants, some phenomenal thought leaders will join us to help us discern spirituality for apostolic religious life. 

Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD (Scripture and the Way of Mercy)
Gary Riebe-Estrella, SVD, PhD (What's the Spirit Up To?)
Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, PhD (Spirituality & Charism)
Robert Schreiter, CPPS, PhD (Reconciliation & Forgiveness)
Mary Pat Garvin, RSM, PhD (Skills)

We are grateful to all those - participants, team, and presenters - who will share their gifts and wisdom with the learning community. Be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures, updates and more from this week's session. 

Blessings,

Connie Schoen, OP
Program Director

Click here to access pictures from this summer's ForMission gathering

RFC

5401 S. Cornell Ave. Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
Email: rfc@relforcon.org
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