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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InFormation Bulletin

Jesus Christ

In this issue:

  • Letter from Executive Director
  • Discipleship as a Tool for for Formation for Mission
  • What Fascinates You?
  • Book Review: However Long the Night
  • Take Note
  • Program Updates

News Blog

VIDEO: Plan to join us in Louisville!

Congress Planning Co-Chairs, Nancy Gerth, SCN and Ryan Hoffmann, Associate Director, invite you to join us in Lousiville, KY for the 2019 RFC Congress

Orientation to Formation Explores Challenges & Opportunities in Religious Life

Topics of discussion and pictures from this year's Orientation to Formation gathering.

RFC and NACAR Explore Paths of Collaboration & Partnership

Over the course of the past several months the Religious Formation Conference and the North American Conference of Associates and Religious have met to explore possible paths of collaboration and partnership.

Program Updates

RFC Webinars

Webinar: Seeking Emmanuel in a World Immersed in Chaos with Sister Barbara Jean Franklin, ASC on Dec. 5. Save the date!

Workshop on Life-Giving Community: Dr. Kathy Galleher, PhD will focus on ways to develop deeper intimacy and connection in community life. She will present practical approaches to deepening our understanding of one another within community. The session will be offered in-person & via live-streaming. 

Orientation to Formation is a weekend experience that offers an ideal introduction to formation ministry. Offered annually, each time it addresses formation through a different lens; thus it also serves the needs of experienced formators. Register for the October 12-14 session at CTU today!


A Collaborative for Theological Education, Formation, and Community, cosponsored by Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and the Religious Formation Conference (RFC) will be offered as a pilot program beginning with the Fall semester, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Nov 04, 2018 to Nov 06, 2018
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago IL
Nov 04, 2018 to Nov 10, 2018
Jan 22, 2019 to Jan 27, 2019
Panama City, Panama
Jan 23, 2019 to Jan 30, 2019
Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA

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