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    Initial Formation

    Initial Formation

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    pdfGeneral Guidelines for Initial formation (pdf)

    Each confrere in initial formation carries the primary responsibility for his own formation. With the help of the Lord and the accompaniment of the formation team, he tries to grow in his vocation.


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    Initial Formation in CICM has three stages:

    1. Prenovitiate

    The Prenovitiate is an integral part of Initial Formation, although the prenovices are not yet members of the Congregation. The Prenovitiate is the preparatory stage before entering into the Novitiate.

    1. Novitiate

    The novitiate prepares the novice for total commitment, through a public consecration to God, in service of the mission entrusted to the Institute. It tests the resolution and suitability of the novice.

    1. Postnovitiate

    The stage of the Postnovitiate consists of two periods (the Graduate Program of Studies and Internship) which prepare the young members to their missionary ministry.