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The initial Formation

Journey of Initial Formation in the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom

From the Directory of Formation of the Congregation

General Objective of Formation
To propose a way of consecration to Christ Wisdom to women who desire to make a commitment in the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom in the context of our world.

Stages of the Journey:

Aspirancy: a time of mutual acquaintance

General Objective
To identify the ability to journey towards a free and personal choice and
To discern the call to religious life in the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom

Specific Objectives
– To acquire self-knowledge and engage in a growth process
– To appropriate and live one’s baptismal vocation
– To initiate to prayer progressively and discover its importance
– To discover one’s ability to live in a group
– To discover one’s ability to reach out to others and to serve them

The Pre-novitiate : Stage of discernment of the call to religious life in the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom

General Objective
To propose to the Pre-novices a way to discern the call to the religious life of the Daughters of Wisdom

Specific Objectives
– Ta acquire self-knowledge and engage in a growth process
– To appropriate and live one’s baptismal vocation
– To initiate to prayer progressively and discover its importance
– To discover the charism of the Congregation
– To propose elements of discernment to the consecrated life of a Daughter of Wisdom
– To go deeper in a relationship with Christ, to discover consecrated life and discern the call to life as a Daughter of Wisdom
– To become aware of one’s interdependent relationship with Creation
– To grow in openness to the diversity of cultures

Novitiate : Stage to experience the life of a disciple of Wisdom

General Objective
Initiate the novices progressively to the consecrated life of the Daughters of Wisdom

Specific Objectives
– To journey toward integration
– To deepen one’s baptismal vocation and choose the following of Christ Wisdom radically
– To develop intimate relationship with Christ Wisdom
– To know, to discover the specific charism of the Daughters of Wisdom and to verity the possible links with one’s personal charism
– To know, to choose to follow Christ Wisdom obedient, poor and chaste by a free and radical commitment to follow Him in the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom
– To recognize oneself as part of Creation, in relation with the cosmos and to make a commitment to give and to defend life
– To live the intercultural reality daily at the novitiate

Period of Temporary Vows: time of growth towards a disciple’s identity: Daughter of Wisdom consecrated for the Mission.

General Objective
To achieve gradually a better integration of the different dimensions of the life of a Daughter of Wisdom, verify and strengthen their commitment to the mission of the Congregation.

Specific Objectives
– To grow in the integration of her being as a woman consecrated to Christ Wisdom by living in a community of apostolic and missionary life.
– To integrate Christian values in the daily life of a Daughter of Wisdom
– To find ways to live her spiritual life every day
– To appropriate the charism of the Daughters of Wisdom in order to announce Christ Wisdom
– To journey in following Christ Wisdom and in making a free and radical commitment to the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom
– To acknowledge being a consecrated woman, a Daughter of Wisdom in relation to the cosmos, committed to give and to defend life
– To nurture one’s sense of belonging to an International Congregation

“Generation after generation, passing into holy souls, Wisdom makes them into God’s friends and prophets”. She goes out to meet those who desire Her. She calls out to those who are simple and invites them to her table: “Come, eat my bread…” She sends them out as “her servants to the ends of the world”.

Vocation site: https://www.vocations-sagesse.org

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