A comprehensive formation program is important to new candidates and a religious community. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity vocation/formation team attended a recent Practical Models for Celibacy Formation Conference at Indiana’s Saint Meinrad Archabbey in conjunction with Saint Luke Institute, Silver Spring, MD. It was one way to strengthen our own knowledge and gather more resources for training new members.
- Introducing a Comprehensive Model for Celibacy Formation with survey results obtained from religious communities and seminaries
- Helping candidates to explore motives for celibacy
- Models for Theological reflection
- Sexual identity
- Skills for celibate living
A special Advent perk were the liturgies with the Benedictine monks.