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Stages of Augustinian Formation

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Stages of Augustinian Formation

Stages of Augustinian Formation
Stages of Augustinian Formation
STAGES OF FORMATION
High School Graduate
College Degree Holder
Aspirancy
3 years, the formands spend for their philosophical training corresponding to first to third year; they moreover receive introductory formative instructions in the life of the Order 1 year, the formands spend for their philosophical training or other related disciplines; they moreover receive introductory formative instructions in the life of the Order
Postulancy
1 year, by this time, the formands spendtheir final year in philosophical training and being moreover prepared as official candidates for the novitiate 1 year, by this time, the formands spendtheir final year in philosophical training or in other disciplines and being moreover prepared as official candidates for the novitiate
Novitiate
1 year, all the formands from the college seminary and from the Professional Vocation Program, spends a year of intense training to live as part of the Order
Simple Profession
4 to 5 years, after novitiate, the formands profess simple/temporary vows, which is renewed every year, and after which, they proceed to study Theology (or other related disciplines and further studies if applicable). On the fifth renewal, they proceed for a year of pastoral exposures at selected communities roughly for 8 months and then, undergo a Clinical Pastoral Education Program for the last 3 months.
Solemn Profession
It is the transition from the initial formation to the on-going formation making it as the focal point in the life of a religious and hence the formands finally commit for a life-long vows of chastity, poverty and obedience and they receive a definitive membership in the order. Thus, they are also being assigned as part of the communities of the Province.
Ordination
Sacerdotal ministries are extended to those who are called to a life of service as ministers of the Word and Sacrament. The Order recognizes its responsibility to the Church by giving her well-prepared candidates for Ordination. But, it is likewise important that the vocation of an Augustinian is first and foremost his being a religious brother committed to the ideals of Saint Augustine. Qualified members of the Order who discerns for ordained ministries are therefore admitted to be deacons and priests for the service of the Church.