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Ongoing formation2023-08-19T00:31:24+02:00

Ongoing formation

“We are all in a lifelong process of development, of being and yet becoming. Each sister accepts the primary responsibility for her continuing growth as a woman religious. She is guided by her need for personal development and by the common good of the congregation and its mission. We aid one another in carrying out this responsibility by choosing ways of being and interacting in community which enable us to become the persons God created us to be.”

YAS, Constitution 45


  • „To Love What is Mortal” by Carole Shinnick, SSND in LCWR’s Occasional Papers Winter 2023 edition, “Fired with Love’s Urgent Longings”. Sister Carole describes how she learned the necessity of grieving in order to see the spaciousness that is before us.
  • The Identity of Apostolic Women Religious in the Church and in the World” by Irmã Vilma Moreira, FJ (Presentation given 18 August 2014 at the 2014 Formation meeting) pdf (250-300 KB): CzechDeutschEnglishEspañolPortuguêsPolskiSlovensko
  •  „Apostolic Religious Life of the School Sisters of Notre Dame” by Sister Mary Maher (Outline of presentation given 19 August 2014 at the 2014 Formation meeting.) pdf (15 KB): DeutschEnglishEspañolPortuguêsPolski
  •  “The Living Charism and our Congregational Identity,” by Sister Mary Maher.  First ALC Province Gathering February 2015.  pdf: English (223 KB) • Deutsch (245 KB)• Español (255 KB) • Magyarul (500 KB) • Italiano (250 KB) • Polski (370 KB) • Português (225 KB) • Slovensko (400 KB)
  • Challenges in Today’s World,” by Sister Mary Maher, Jubilee Program,  7 June 2016. pdf: English (1.14 MB) • Magyarul ( 340 KB) • Español (265 KB) • Polski (335 KB)
  • The Congregation and Apostolic Religious Life in the Church and World Today – Part I:  Challenges in Today’s World„, by Sister Mary Maher, International Leadership Conference, 31 March 2015. pdf: English (275 KB) • Español (300 KB) • Polski (515 KB) • Português (330 KB)

From the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

Publications: EnglishEspañolPortuguêsItaliano

  • New Wine in New Wineskins: The Consecrated Life and its challenges since Vatican II (2017);
  • Economy at the Service of Charism and Mission (2018);
  • Rejoice: to consecrated men and women from the teachings of Pope Francis (2014);
  • Contemplate: to consecrated men and women on the trail of beauty (2016);
  • Proclaim: to consecrated men and women witnesses to the Gospel among peoples (2016);
  • Cor Orans: instructions on women’s contemplative life (2015).
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