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The Process of Formation of Religious Members in the Church

A Case Study of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Marren Rose A. Awiti IBVM

The Process of Formation of Religious Members in the Church: A Case Study of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary offers comprehensive and detailed information on the norms and teachings of the Church regarding the concept of formation. This book undertakes a case study of the IBVM, detailing both the unique and standard aspects of their program. It will be a valuable resource for the commission entrusted with the work of revising the law of the Church.

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Chapter Four: Assessment of Conformity in the Implementation of Proper Law of the Institute of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters) to the Universal Law on Formation During the Period of Temporary Vows

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CHAPTER FOUR

Assessment of Conformity in the Implementation of Proper Law of the Institute of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters) to the Universal Law on Formation During the Period of Temporary Vows

 

Introduction

The analysis of the norms on formation during the period of temporary vows presented in Chapter 3 of the study demonstrates their general conformity to the norms of the universal law. However, there are certain stipulations of the proper law with regard to formation which seem to require updating and greater attention in their application. The reasons for this might be attributed to the changes in the realities, and constantly emerging new needs, of the Institute and the Church and, also, due to inadequate application of certain norms.

This chapter, therefore, evaluates the extent to which the application of the proper law by the Institute fulfills the aims of formation during the period of temporary vows as required by universal law. It also attempts to identify those aspects of the programme of formation which may require updating in content and pedagogy, in view of offering some suggestions on how such gaps may be bridged. Lastly, the chapter offers recommendations for re-evaluating certain norms of universal law on formation during the period of temporary profession.

The chapter is divided into three sections. Section one discusses those aspects of formation during the period of temporary vows which demonstrate some ← 143 | 144 → discrepancies...

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