You have been called to freedom. (Galatians 5,13)
Nature of formation
Formation is a life-long process which involves the development of all aspects of the person. Basic formation in religious life allows the candidate to understand, appreciate and confirm the call received from God. This enables her to make her permanent commitment. (Constitutions 2009)
Continuing formation helps each Sister to live her consecration more totally as a Religious Hospitaller of Saint Joseph committed to the service of God within the Church. (Constitutions 2009)
John Paul II affirmed:
“The fruitfulness of religious life depends on the quality of community life. Moreover, the current renewal is characterized by a search for God in communion and in community. To that end, religious life will be all the more meaningful when it will succeed in building communities in which we seek God and love God above all things.”
To pursue further,
What means do I take to recognize God’s call in my daily life?
Is my prayer an invitation for those God calls to serve as RHSJ?
Does my daily living awaken me to the freedom of the children of God?
If you hear a call, contact
Sister Marie-Claire Bourbonnais, rhsj
My experience at the formation house remains a path to pursue. Today, more than ever, I recall God’s word: “If you but knew the gift of God” which touches me. The hospitality of the Sisters, my Christian formation and religious formation have made me a different person. The friendliness, interaction with other cultures, diverse points of view, the value of meeting persons who are different from me, invite me to pursue a common goal: “the fullness of life can only be realized in Jesus” This is what I experienced in sharing, in trust, in joy, effort, everyday challenges and choices.