My Vocational Journey: Questions for self-reflection
The following questions and the narration of vocation story are aimed at helping a formee to be in touch with his motives and to make a generous response to God’s call out of love. This could a suitable excercise at the beginning of a particular stage of formation like the novitiate.
Our Psychosexual Story
Our lives hold many stories. We have a family story an educational story, a faith story, and a health story. We have a work story, a crisis story, and a creativity story.
We also have a psychosexual story. This dimension of our personal history involves the mysterious convergence of circumstances, events, experiences, and choices that have brought us to our present stage of integration or woundedness. Our psychosexual story contains all the moments of growth, excitement, discovery, pain, struggle, and questioning in our relational lives. (more…)
MAKING A CLARETIAN PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT
-Paulson V Veliyannoor, CMF
(You will understand this section better if you first go the “Making a community mission statement”. This part is the continuation of the community mission statement, though you can also work with this separately)
We now proceed to drafting the Personal Mission Statement (PMS) and Hierarchy of Core Values (HCV) for each of us as Claretians. For the general structure and methodology of drafting the PMS, I am adapting the structure followed by Laurie Beth Jones in her book, “The Path”. However, the steps are revised, enriched and adapted to suit the Claretian personnel.
MISSION STATEMENT AND CORE VALUES FOR CLARETIAN COMMUNITIES AND PERSONNEL
- GOAL STATEMENT
The Goals of this Workshop are:
- Help the Claretian Communities to generate their own Mission Statements.
- Help individual Claretians to prepare Personal Mission Statements and Hierarchy of Core Values. (more…)
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Jer.1.5
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and hope. Jer. 29.11
Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when the flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it because it had been well built. Lk. 6. 47-48
Proverb: Failing to plan is planning to fail.
As a young man you joined the Claretians with the motive of becoming a zealous missionary in conformity with Jesus the evangeliser and join the rank of the Apostles, St. Anthony Mary Claret and many missionaries who gave themselves up for the vision and mission of Jesus. You know that good desires and fine intentions alone will not work.