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Meeting of Formation Houses

Becchi Don Bosco

Thursday, 30 November 2017

(09.30 a.m. to 03.00 p.m.)

Meeting of formation houses took place at Becchi don Bosco Theological centre. There were representatives from all formation sectors. There were a total of 25 members 5 from Don Bosco Thirupatture, 6 from Don Bosco Perambur, 3 from Novitiate, 8 from the Theologate, 2 Formation Commission members and Fr. Provincial. The meeting began with intoning the grace of God through a short prayer service led by Fr. Bosco Augustine. Fr. Jerome Vallabaraj set the right tone to the meeting through this valid and remindful presentation of The Gift of the Priestly Vocation (Revised RATIO for priestly formation). The presentation was followed by a discussion on the same topic under the following questions

1) what makes us happy as we read this: what, in this document, is strengthening us in what we are already doing?

2) What is this document challenging us: What changes are expected of us?

The formation Directory of the Chennai Province (Revised), a draft was presented by Fr. Bellarmine Fernando and the group discussed on the same topic. They carried the discussion on the following topics.

  • Concerns of the various formation houses

  • Quality of formators

  • Ongoing formation

  • Curatorium for joint formation houses

Fr. K. M. Jose the Provincial of Chennai province addressed the gathering and concluded the meeting.

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