Intercongregational * Intercultural * Intergenerational 


Together: A Collaborative for Theological Education, Formation, and Community, is cosponsored by Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and the Religious Formation Conference (RFC).


Together is a cohort-based, residential theology program for religious sisters and brothers in temporary vows and for newly finally professed religious who are willing to commit to full participation in all three program components: theological education, formation, and community


Together participants will enroll in a graduate theology program at CTU, share community in a designated space in the residence hall, and participate in ongoing formation together as an inter-congregational, intercultural, and intergenerational cohort. It consists of at least one full year of study that would lead to a certificate in an area of theology/spirituality, or two to three years of study that would allow participants to earn a master's degree in theology, pastoral studies or divinity.



  • Participants will acquire fundamental knowledge in theology, Scripture, and ministry that will form the basis of their ministerial lives and a foundation for further learning.

  • Participants will form relationships with other new religious and thus build a supportive structure as they continue to live religious life.


  • Participants will develop a firm foundation in theology, Scripture, and ministry and strengthen their ability to make applications in their personal, communal, and ministerial lives.

  • Participants will acquire increased knowledge and literacy in how Scripture informs their spirituality and ministries.

  • Participants' understanding of their congregation's charism and mission will grow to incorporate those of other participants as well as the broader charism of religious life.


To learn more about the application process, click here. 

Connect with us

Karina Conrad, Together Program Coordinator, is happy to host you on campus for a visit and/or speak with you via phone or video conference to learn more about your journey and help you discern whether or not this program is a good fit. Feel free to reach out to her directly at kconrad@relforcon.org or via phone at 773.675.8362. She'd love to hear from you! 

Register for an upcoming virtual open house!

We're hosting two virtual - online - open houses this spring on February 24th at 5:00pm and March 5th at 1:30pm (central time) and invite you to join us. Bring your curiosity and questions!  

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TOGETHER  is A Collaborative for Theological Education, Formation and Community sponsored by Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and the Religious Formation Conference (RFC).





Phone: 773.675.8362

5401 S. Cornell Avenue

Suite 304

Chicago, IL 60615


Apply to be part of the Together living/learning community!

Click here to apply

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