Formation

Source of Renewal for Life and Mission

“Formation must help each one to achieve personal wholeness in faith and liberty, to base her life on deep convictions, and to discern her place in the Church and in the world” (C. 33). “Formation is a dynamic process of transformation of the person, it prepares the person to live a continuous conversion, growing in openness to the demands of the Gospel and fraternal life in community in view of the mission”. With the power of the Spirit, we will be able to re-signify our style of consecrated life according to the Charism of Marie Poussepin and be a visible sign of God who dwells within us.

We opt for a formation that enables the Charism to become visible through the proclamation of the Word and the service of Charity and that supports the process of going beyond borders.

Source: Document of the 55th General Chapter - 2019

An Inescapable Challenge

“....this type of formation (international, interprovincial and intercultural) carries in itself a richness: mutual recognition and trust, capacity for accompaniment, learning to discern, experience of mutual intercultural relationships...” (Cf. Report on the life of the Congregation 2014, p. 61).

“Behold, now is the favorable time...” to assume formation as an inescapable challenge to announce Jesus Christ through the exercise of charity by listening attentively to the will of God. In a world marked by great changes and contrasts, formation is vital. We opt for a formation which emphasizes:

  • Solid human and spiritual formation which favors the experience of God, the knowledge of His Word and the following of Christ in the way of St. Dominic and Marie Poussepin.
  • Personal accompaniment is a priority for all the sisters in each stage of life and responsibility, in their community and missionary experiences.
  • Multiculturalism and internationality from the very beginning of formation enriches our vocation and mission.
  • Option for justice, peace and care of creation which places us in front of the reality of our world and the poor, marks our style of life.
 

To live our vocation in fidelity

Formation enables us to respond in fidelity to the call of God and to be fruitful in our consecrated life in the service of the Church and its mission. It presents a process of consecrated life centered on the person of Christ, which throughout our life generates a conversion that leads to growth, synthesis and unity within our being as a Dominican Sister of Charity of the Presentation.

Source: Document of the 54º General Chapter - 2014


 

Called by God to life, to faith and to follow Christ in a radical manner, in a religious apostolic life, we want to respond to Him in creative fidelity according to the Charism of Marie Poussepin. Formation in the Congregation, appears within the dynamics Call-Response, as a: vital process towards “the plenitude of Christ” which progressively unifies by the Word and the action of the Spirit, our reality as a woman, a Christian, a Dominican Sister of Charity of the Presentation in order to know and announce Jesus Christ

 From: "Ratio Formationis"

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