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Stages of Formation

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Candidacy Noviciate Temporary Profession Final Profession
We are called to be witnesses to the Gospel in a dialogue which is open to present-day realities and we desire to be close to those who suffer.  Our formation raises awareness of all that can give hope to our wounded world.

As part of an International Congregation, our mission crosses many cultures and our formation enables us to experience this diversity.  
Our formation throughout life calls us to continually deepen our faith life, to develop our personal gifts and to evaluate our attitudes in the light of the Gospel so that Christ may be reflected in our actions.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are at the heart of our formation.  They enable us deepen our encounter with Christ and to grow in the inner freedom which allows us to hear the call to serve and which gives us the courage to respond.  The founding intuitions of Eugenie Smet, are integral to our formation.  We want to be faithful to them and to be attentive to developing their richness in a creative response to the needs of our times. (cf Spirituality)