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CJ Formation Conference in Rome 2018

During the last three days of the conference, there was time to study, to deepen the input of Mary Pat Garvin, and to have a close look at the Formation Framework, which gives an overview of the goals of each stage of formation.  There was time for personal reflection, group work and sharing in the plenary.
On the last day, Jane Livesey CJ gave an input on ‘Everyday Holiness according to Mary Ward and Pope Francis’ exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate”. She drew parallels between the Just Soul vision of Mary Ward and Pope Francis’ approach to everyday holiness. As always, we ended our conference with the celebration of the Eucharist. Father Claudio Paul from the Jesuit Curia in Rome was the celebrant. 
 
 
 
On Friday evening, we had a joyful farewell party in which some of the speakers appeared again in a very entertaining review. Everybody enjoyed dancing. The conference members thanked the Generalate team very warmly.  
 
 

This news item will expire on 15/12/2018.



CJ Formation Conference in Rome 2018

We ended the first week of the Formation Conference by reflecting on our charism.  Sister Gemma CJ helped us to bring together Mary Ward’s vision of the “Just Soul” with the four shifts in religious life, which Gemma had talked about earlier. 
The pilgrimage to places here in Rome connected with Mary Ward helped us to deepen our relationship with her.
During the first three days of the second week, we worked with Mary Pat Garvin, a Mercy Sister of the United States. She is an expert in bringing together psychology and the formation process. “Graced companionship” was the focus, looking at the formator who is responsible for accompanying a woman entering religious life on her journey towards becoming a mature and healthy adult person, taking on the mind and heart of Jesus in the tradition of the foundress.
Her sessions were a help to all the participants in reflecting on their mission as “graced companions”. (text and photos/eka)
 
 

This news item will expire on 11/12/2018.



CJ Formation Conference 2018 in Rome

From 2 October to 13 October 2018, 32 sisters are meeting to reflect on the significance of formation in keeping with our way of proceeding. Sisters from all Provinces and Regions of the CJ have come to share, to listen and to be inspired in order to revitalize our CJ life.  On Tuesday Father John Dardis SJ celebrated the opening Eucharist with us. Then we made attempts to get to know each other and shared about the reality of our current formation in the various Provinces and Regions. 
 
 
 
The following two days we listened to Gemma Simmonds CJ from the English Province. She shared with us the results of research in the UK and Ireland on where to find signs of vitality in apostolic women’s religious life: The outcome is, that four significant and distinct shifts have occurred: the shift towards union, towards the ordinary, the communal and the transformative. This gave us an impetus to gear our formation taking into account these shifts.
Father Daniel Huang SJ was the second speaker who shared his experience about “The Centrality of Universal Mission in St. Ignatius: Implications for Formation” and the characteristics of “The Ignatian Way of Proceeding”.
To stress our Ignatian foundation we made a pilgrimage on Thursday morning to the main Ignatian places in Rome, namely the churches of  the Gesu and St. Ignatius and the rooms where he lived for the last 20 years of his life until his death, often known as the “camerette”. (Text und Fotos/eka)
 
 

This news item will expire on 05/12/2018.