PRE- POSTULANCY PHASE: I (9 months: September- May)
Patroness: St. Alphonsa
Goal: Develop a filial relationship with God. Enable the human and Christian Formation of the Pre-Postulant. Enable the Pre-Postulant to have greater familiarity with the FCC and its Charism. Assist her in the process of discernment of vocation.
Objectives: The formees understand that it is primarily their own duty to respond whole heartedly to the divine call. So they have to grow in the Holy Spirit through ardent prayer, listening to the Word of God and active participation the Divine Liturgy and thus prepare themselves for a total self surrender to God. They should accept the directions and corrections with good will and docility in order to lead a
Genuine, happy and mature religious life.
Entrance: 17th September (feast of stigmata of St. Francis)
PRE- POSTULANCY PHASE II
(Duration 6 Months: June-December)
During this period the candidate develop a deep relationship with God through prayer, meditation and reading the Word of God and give chances to practice various methods of prayers. It also enables them to discern the promptings of the Holy Spirit in their life and prepare them to receive spiritual guidance. This course helps them to familiarize the books of Pentateuch and its theological significance. It gives an understanding of rich liturgical traditions in the Church and it also provides a deeper knowledge of the meaning of Eucharistic celebration so that the candidate may have an active and effective participation in Holy Liturgy. They try to understand and assimilate the spirituality by learning the lives of St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Alphonsa and other Franciscan saints. It aims at giving a deep conviction on the baptismal consecration which is the beginning of the Christian life. Then it discloses how it grows, matures, and bears fruits through our religious consecration. It also presents a short history of religious life and the main features of FCC by presenting its history, charism, principle and leading the formees to love FCC. The formees try to recognize their inborn talents and skills and to develop and use them fruitfully for their life and ministries.
PRE-POSTULANCY ACADEMIC STUDY
Daily Holy Mass, Morning Prayer in Community, Rosary in their group, Reading of Bible and other spiritual books (personal), Personal prayer (15minutes) Regular confession, Spiritual Direction and spiritual diary Monthly Recollection Manual Labour Annual Retreat (5 days)Yoga Evaluation using the prescribed format