Virtually every community of women and many men's communities played a vital role in the evolution of the RFC.

-Karen M. Kennelly, CSJ

A Pioneering Spirit

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving women’s and men’s religious institutes, primarily in the United States and in other countries. RFC service is directed especially toward those:

  • in the ministry of incorporation/formation in their congregations
  • presently engaged in the process of incorporation/formation in congregations
  • within all member congregations (ongoing formation).

The RFC National Office is privileged to serve Roman Catholic institutes of women and men religious with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and life-long formation. Membership in RFC is by congregation or institute and based on the calendar year. All members or associates of that congregation or institute qualify for RFC program fees and for access to the members-only resources, webinars, workshops, etc.

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