With the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Conference is pleased to sponsor this resources portal for those interested in a variety of topics relevant to formation and consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Church.

By using this portal, users agree to comply with the terms of use. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use.

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The portal is intended for those in formation ministry, congregational leadership, associate programs, and others who support the formative journeys of those entering religious communities. It serves as a clearinghouse of information intended to inform both initial and ongoing formation. 

Most of the resources on this portal were produced by the RFC. Others have been contributed by our collaborating organizations, with their approval. Offering a single platform with a wide-ranging array of resources provides a more efficient and effective way for members and others to access relevant information.   

Resources produced and/or sponsored by the RFC are considered “members-only,” and require a log-in for access. Resources that have been shared with the RFC are considered “public” and may be accessed by anyone using the portal. 

Users are invited to browse online collection organized within the broad categories below and/or enter keywords into serach field above and clicking "search formation resources."

Consecrated Life
Day-to-day life within a religious community and cooperative work between religious communities
Formation Ministry
Tools to assist formators with the work of raising up and mentoring other religious
The language and concepts that inform Christian thought and life
The hallmarks of a formed life


Recursos en Español

Recursos de formación y vida religiosa en español.
Spanish-language formation and religious life resources.

Quarterly InFormation Magazines

An archive of the Conference's quarterly magazine, InFormation. Member access required.  


An archive of recorded webinar presentations. Member access required.  

Presentations & Workshops

An archive of recorded presentations and workshops. Member access required.

Resource Manuals, Volumes I - IV

Four volumes of formation resources published by the Conference between 2002 - 2008. Member access required. 

Links for Formation Resources

Additional resources for formation available from other organizations and site