29 JUNE, 2017. All members of the St Louis International Formation Team met in Ghana from May 24-30, to deliberate on formation matters. It was a busy few days, as they were led by guest speakers to such depths that helped them grow as Formators, in a meeting whose theme was “Fan into flame the gift of God that you possess… (1 Tim. 1:6) - the Formators as fire that ignites fires and lights up hearts.”
External speakers delivered inputs on how the Formator could be the person that ignites fires and lights up hearts, and accompany young women for the mission of Christ. They also helped in discussions around how to form candidates in a way that will help them internalize the core values of Religious Life and to support them in their own self-worth and build up self-confidence. The speakers also helped the Formators look at the challenges that are obstacles to their inner freedom and growth as Formators, and how we can be free from these to accompany the young women entrusted to their care.
To read more about the International Formation Meeting, click on the latest edition of Musings, our monthly newsletter - Issue 65.