Formation is a life-long process of conversion and transformation into the likeness of Jesus Christ. It is an initiation, deepening and interiorization of the spirit and charism of the Congregation for loving surrender to the living God.
The General Board, in collaboration with the Provinces and the Kenya Mission, will animate the interiorization of the Spiritual Basis of our Constitutions by all the Sisters to help us live the spirit and charism of the Congregation as witnesses of God' s presence wherever we are. The formulation, implementation and animation of a wholistic, integrated, contextualized and multi-cultural Franciscan/SFIC formation program for all our Sisters in all levels will be facilitated in the same manner.
The role of formators is crucial in our growth towards the fullness of God' s image and likeness. A Franciscan spirituality of accompaniment shall be given to all those who are involved in formation so that they may be able to exemplify the Franciscan values in their life. Preparation for the last stage of life shall be made integral to our life-long process for a meaningful and peaceful passage to eternal life.
The General Chapter deems it appropriate to provide an inculturation program in the Kenya Mission for formators in initial formation to deepen and enrich our formation to mission and community life with a multi-cultural perspective. The General Board shall provide the Guidelines for this inculturation program.
All leaders/local superiors in the Provinces and the Kenya Mission shall be provided with the necessary formative assistance to enable them to exercise their functions.
A contextualized Franciscan/SFIC formation program for our lay personnel/mission partners will be formulated, implemented and sustained by Provinces and the Kenya Mission so that we share the same vision and spirit in our service.
Our Franciscan spirituality lived in love, simplicity, humility, joy and gratitude serves as our contribution in promoting the sense of the sacred in the world today.