Appendix 1 – Documents on Formation

Appendix 1

DOCUMENTS OF THE MAGISTERIUM AND OF THE CONGREGATION ON FORMATION

1.     Documents of the Magisterium on formation for the priesthood and the religious life

1.1.     Documents of the Second Vatican Council

 1965:       Decree Optatam Totius on priestly formation (2 October).

 1965:       Decree Perfectae Caritatis on the renewal of the religious life (28 October).

 1965:       Decree Christus Dominus on the pastoral office of bishops in the Church (28 October).

 1965:       Decree Presbyterorum Ordinis on the ministry and life of priests (7 December).

 1965:       Decree Ad Gentes on the Church’s missionary activity (7 December).

1.2. Post Conciliar Documents

 1966:       PAUL VI, Motu Proprio Ecclesiae Sanctae II, norms for implementing the decree “Perfectae Caritatis” (6 August): AAS 58 [1966] 757-787.

 1967:       PAUL VI, Motu Proprio Sacrum diaconatus ordinem general norms for the restoration of the permanent Diaconate in the Latin Church (18 June): AAS 59 (1967) 697-704.

 1967:       PAUL VI, Encyclical Sacerdotalis Coelibatus on priestly celibacy (24 June): AAS 59 (1967) 657-697.

 1968:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Note Les petites séminaires on minor seminaries (23 May): EV 1, 168-200.

 1969:       SCRSI, Instruction Renovationis Causam on the updating of formation for the religious life (6 January: AAS 61 (1969) 103-120.

 1969:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Letter on The Permanent Diaconate (16 July): EV 3, 834-837.

 1969:       CONGREGATION FOR THE CLERGY, Circular letter Inter Ea on the ongoing formtion of the clergy, especially the youngest (4 November): EV 3, 1745-1788.

 1970:       CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP, Ordo professionis religiosae, the rite of religious profession (2 February): AAS 62 (1970) 553.

 1970:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis, fundamental norms for the formation of future priests (6 January): AAS 62 (1970) 321-384.

1970:       SECRETARIAT FOR THE UNITY OF CHRISTIANS, Directory Spiritus Domini on ecumenism in higher education (16 April) AAS 62 (1970) 705-724.

 1970:       CONGREGATION FOR THE EVANGELIZATION OF PEOPLES, Document on The vocation and formation of missionaries (4 November)

 1971:       PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS, Pastoral instruction Communio et progressio on the communications media in formation (23 May): AAS 63 (1971) 593-656.

 1971:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Circular letter on The enrolment of seminarians in secular universities (22 April): EV 4, 1446.

 1971:       PAUL VI, Apostolic Exhortation Evangelica Testificatio on the renewal of the religious life acording to the teachings of Vatican II (29 June): AAS 63 (1971) 497-526.

 1971:       SYNOD OF BISHOPS, Ministerial Priesthood (30 November 1967): AAS 63 (1971) 898-942.

 1972:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Circular letter on The teaching of philosophy in seminaries (20 January): EV 4, 1516-1556.

 1972:       PAUL VI, Motu Proprio Ministeria Quaedam on the ministries of acolyte and lector (15 August): AAS 64 (1972) 529-534.

 1972:       PAUL VI, Motu Proprio Ad pascendum populum, norms on the diaconate (15 August): AAS 64 (1972) 534-540.

 1973:       SCRSI, Formula of religious profession (14 February): EV 5, 457-459.

 1974:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Educational guidelines for formation in priestly celibacy (11 April): EV 5, 190-194; 195-426.

 1975:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Circular Letter on The teaching of Canon Law for aspirants to the priesthood (2 April): EV 5, 1221-1242.

 1975:       SCRSI, Guideines and directives for the religious formation centers of Rome (16 May):EV 5, 816-823.

 1975:       PAUL VI, Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi on evangelization in the modern world (8 December): AAS 68 (1976) 5-76.

 1976:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, The theological formation of future priests (22 February): EV 5, 1166-1221.

 1978:       SCRSI and CONGREGATION OF BISHOPS, Instruction Mutuae Relationes on relations between bishops and religious in the Church (14 May): AAS 70 (1978) 473-506.

 1978:       SCRSI and CONGREGATION FOR THE EVANGELIZATION OF PEOPLES, Letter to men and women religious of Africa (3 June)

1979:       JOHN PAUL II, Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana (15 April): AAS 71 (1979) 469-199.

 1979:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Norms for implementing “Sapientia Christiana” (29 April): EV 6, 1455-1527.

 1980:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Circular letter On some more urgent aspects of spiritual formation in seminaries (6 January): EV 7, 45-90.

 1980:       SCRSI, Document Religious and Human Advancement (12 August): EV 7, 436-504.

 1980:       SCRSI, Document The Contemplative Dimension of the Religious Life (12 August): EV 7, 505-537.

 1981:       SCOC, SCRSI,SCEP AND SCCE, Concluding document of the II International Congress for Vocations (10-16 May).

 1983:       Code of Canon Law  (25 January).

 1983:       SCRSI, Document Essential Elements of Church Teaching on the Religious Life in Institutes Dedicated to Works of the Apostolate (31 May): EV 9, 193-296.

 1983:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Educational Guidelines on Human Love (1 November).

 1983:       JOHN PAUL II, To the General Chapter of the Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions on Missionary Formation (14 November).

 1984:       SCRIS, Decree Religious Vows and Bonds (2 February): AAS 76 (1984) 500.

 1984:       JOHN PAUL II, Apostolic Exhortation Redemptionis Donum, to men and women religious on their consecration in the light of the mystery of Redemption (25 March): AAS 76 (1984) 513-546.

 1985:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Ratio fundamentalis institutionis sacerdotalis (19 March): EV 9, 918-1072.

 1986:       JOHN PAUL II, Message to the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes on The formation of brothers (24 January):AAS 78 (1986) 725-729.

 1986:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Letter on Pastoral aspects of human mobility in the formation of future priests   (25 January): EV 10, 5-24.

 1986:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Guidelines for the formation of future priests regarding the media of social communication (19 March): EV 10, 79-195.

 1986:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Letter on The admission of ex-seminarians to other seminaries (9 October): EV 10, 949-952.

 1987:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Circular letter Studies on the Eastern Churches (6 January): EV 10, 1130-1149.

 1987:       CONGREGATION FOR THE EVANGELIZATION OF PEOPLES, Circular letter Some directives on formation in major seminaries (25 April): EV 10, 1734-1750.

 1988:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Circular letter The Virgin Mary in intellectual and spiritual formation (25 March): EV 11, 283-324.

 1988:       JOHN PAUL II, Message to the plenum of the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes on the formation of religious (1 December) AAS 81 (1989) 752-755.

 1988:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Circular letter Guidelines for the study and teaching of the Church’s social teaching in the formation of priests (10 December).

 1989:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Instruction Study of the Fathers of the Church in priestly formation (30 November): AAS 82 (1990) 607-636.

 1989:       SYNOD OF BISHOPS, The formation of priest in the present situation. Guidelines.

 1989:       Contents and methods of vocation ministry of men and women religious in Europe, Congress of Vienna sponsored by UCESM (Union of European Conferences of Superiors and Major Superiors), (8-12 October).

 1990:       CIVCSVA, Instruction Potissimum Institutioni on formation in religious Institutes (2 February): AAS 82 (1990) 470-532.

 1990:       JOHN PAUL II, Message to the Superior Council of Pontifical Missionary Works on missionary formation (4 May): AAS 82 (1990) 1530-1532.

 1992:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND CIVCSVA, Development of vocation ministry in Particular Churches (6 January).

 1992:       JOHN PAUL II, Post-synodal Apostolic Exhoration Pastores dabo vobis on the formation of priests in the present situation (25 March): AAS 84 (1992) 658-804.

 1993:       PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY, Directory for implementing principles and norms on ecumenism (25 March).

 1993:       PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION, Document The Interpreation of the Bible in the Church (15 April).

 1993:       CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION, Directives on the preparation of formators in seminaries (4 November).

 1994:       CIVCSVA, Document Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor on fraternal life in community (2 February).

 1994:       CONGREGATION FOR THE CLERGY, Directory on the ministry and life of priests (13 March).

2.     Congregational Documents on Formation

2.1.  Documents by our Father Founder

 1858:       Letter to the Missionary Theophilus.

 1859:       Plan of Studies of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (12 August).

 1860:       El colegial o seminarista teórica y prácticamente instruido (The theoretically and practically well-instructed collegian or seminarian), tomo I, Barcelona.

 1861:       El colegial or seminarista teórica y prácticamente instruido, tomo II, Barcelona.

 1862:       Autobiography.

 1862:       Reglamento particular para los Estudiantes y Reglamento particular para el Pedagogo de los Estudiantes de la Congregación (28 July).

 1862:       Reglamento para los Aspirantes, Probandos y Estudiantes de nuestra Congregación y sus respectivos Maestros (20 December).

 1864:       La vocación de los niños. Cómo se han de educar e instruir (The Vocation of Boys: How they are to be educated and instructed), Barcelona.

 1865:       The Continuation of the Autobiography.

 1865:       Instrucción importantísima para los aspirantes a la Congregación de Misioneros Hijos del Immaculado Corazón de María (Most Important Instruction for Aspirants to the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary). With a few changes, this work reproduces the “Instrucción importantísima” that Fr. Xifré wrote in 1862.

 1849-:      Spiritual and Formative Texts of St. Anthony Mary Claret (collected by Fr. Jesús Bermejo in “Notebooks on Claretian Formation,” 4a and 4b, Prefecture General of Formation, Rome 1989).

 2.2.  Documents of the Congregation

 1862:       Joseph Xifré, Most important instruction for aspirants to the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (20 June).

1862:       Joseph Xifré , Most important maxims at all times and for all the missionaries, but more especially for those who are in the year of probation (September).

 1864:       Joseph Xifré, Instructio pro examine personali eorum qui in Congregationem Missionariorum Immaculati C.B.M.V. admitti postulant (August).

 1886:       James Clotet, Regulation for studies of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (October).

 1886:       James Clotet, Program of conferences for the adjutant brothers (October).

 1888:       Joseph Xifré, Spiritual practices for the use of the novices of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 1889:       Joseph Xifré, Important advice to the professors of our colleges (3 November).

 1890:       Joseph Xifré, Important advice to the professed students (20 December).

 1891:       Joseph Xifré, Summary account of the Religious Institute of the Missionary Sons of the Heart of Mary (1 October). With some corrections, this account reproduces the “Most Important Instruction” of 1862.

 1894:       Joseph Xifré, Regulation for the Colleges for Postulants of the Institute of the Missionary Sons of the Imm. Heart of Mary (Later editions in 1900 and 1907).

 1897:       General Government, Alphabetic Résumé of Dispositions Still in Force.

 1900:       General Government, General Dispositions for the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 1900:       General Government, Statuta pro Studiis Congregationis Filiorum Immaculati Cordis Beatae Mariae Virginis (25 August). Confirmed and published with some corrections in 1904, 1913 and 1916.

 1906:       General Government, Mirror of the Postulant or Directory for the Postulants of the College of Vic (1st ed. publ. between 1906-1912; 2nd ed., publ. 1917, was extended to all Colleges of the Congregation. Other editions followed).

 1911:       Martin Alsina, Circular on The Formation of Our Members (22 December).

 1919:       Martin Alsina, Circular on Solid Formation of our Members in Virtue (5 March).

 1919:       Martin Alsina, Circular on Formation of Character (1 June).

 1925:       General Government, Codex Iuris Additicii [CIA].( Editions 1925, 1940 and 1953).

 1929:       General Government, Ordo Studiorum Generalis pro Missionariis Congregationis Filiorim Immaculati Cordis Mariae Virginis [OSG] (12 November).

 1931:       Raymond Ribera, El novicio instruido. Engl. transl. “On the Threshold of the Religious Life” by Charles Fabing, Compton, California, 1938.

 1932:       Nicholas García, Circular on The Formation of Our Students (16 April).

 1937:       Nicholas García, Circular On Some Chapter Accords (18 December).

 1938:       Nicholas García, Circular On the Missionary Vocation (28 May).

 1938:       Nicholas García, Circular On the Conduct of the Superiors, Confessors and Others in Charge of Formation in our Colleges (5 June).

 1940:       Nicholas García, Circular The Year of Religious and Missionary Perfection (11 February).

 1943:       Nicholas García, Circular, The Missionary Priest (25 April).

 1944:       Nicholas García, Circular, The Fathers Prefect of Postulants (November).

 1944:       Nicholas García, Circular, The Fathers Prefect of Professed Students (November).

 1944:       Nicholas García, Circular, Our Coadjutor Brothers (18 April).

 1946:       Nicholas García, Circular Libraries (19 March).

 1947:       Nicholas García, Circular Missionary and Claretian Religious Formation (5 June).

 1955:       Peter Schweiger, Circular, De vocationibus cooptandis, seligendis, colendis et de dono propriae vocationis aestimando, on vocation ministry (25 August).

 1959:       General Government, Ordo Studiorum Generalis [OSG], adapted to the Apostolic Constitution “Sedes Sapientiae” (7 March)

 1959:       Peter Schweiger, Circular, De studiis in Congregatione impense forvendis, on studies in the Congregation (12 September).

 1962:       General Government Manual del Seminarista Claretiano.

 1965:       Peter Schweiger, Circular, Instructio de clericorum vitae spiritualis formatione liturgica, on liturgical formation (9 February).

 1965:       Peter Schweiger, Circular, Centenarium approbationis Pontificiae Nostrae Congregationis in luce Concilii Vaticani II, on the centenary of the approval of the Congregation (23 October).

 1967:       XVII General Chapter: Decree on Formation (F1).

 1970:       Anthony Leghisa, Circular, To the Major Superiors of the Congregation on “Renovationis Causam” (5 March).

 1970:       General Government, Decree The application of the Instruction “Renovationis Causam” to our Congregation (27 June).

 1970:       Anthony Leghisa, Circular, Criteria for a Right Formation, on formation of the missionary brothers (24 October).

 1972:       Anthony Leghisa, Letter Ordo professionis fratribus nostris proponitur, on the rite of profession in the Congregation (18 July).

1973:       General Government, Directory General (6 January).

 1973:       Anthony Leghisa, Circular On the restoration of the permanent diaconate in our Congregation (2 April).

 1973:       XVIII General Chapter, Document on Formation (F2).

 1975:       General Government, CMF Directory  (7 May).

 1976:       Anthony Leghisa, Open Letter to the President of IBERIA De cursu formationis permanente, on ongoing formation (25 January)

 1978:       Anthony Leghisa, Circular The Heart of Mary and the Congregation at the Present Moment (3 April).

 1979:       Anthony Leghisa, Message to the participants in the Encounter of those in charge of vocation ministry in Latin America (20 April).

 1979:       XIX General Chapter, The Mission of the Claretian Today.

 1981:       Gustavo Alonso, Circular The Brothers and the Claretian Mission Today, on the mission and formation of the missionary brothers (19 March).

 1981:       Gustavo Alonso, Essay Claret vivo, on the value of Claret’s Autobiography for the Congregation.

 1982:       Gustavo Alonso, Circular The Renewed Constitutions, on the meaning of the renewed Constitutions for the Congregation (13 February).

 1982:       General Government, CMF Directory (30 May).

 1985:       Gustavo Alonso, Conference on The Claretian Priest in our post conciliar documents (19 May).

 1985:       XX General Chapter, The Claretian in the Process of Congregational Renewal.

 1986:       Gustavo Alonso, Message to Major Superiors, Government and Animation in the Constitutions, on the role of the CC in community animation (September).

 1987:       Gustavo Alonso, Circular Marian Spirituality on the cordimarian experience of the Congregation (19 April).

 1987:       General Government, CMF Directory (24 October).

 1987:       Prefecture General of Formation, Notebooks on Claretian Formation (16 notebooks published between 1987-1994).

 1990:       Prefecture General of Formation, Claretian Formative Itinerary.

 1990:       Gustavo Alonso, Circular Claretians in Formation (25 December).

 1991:       XXI General Chapter, Servants of the Word.

 1992:       Aquilino Bocos, Circular Missionary Testament of our Martyrs (31 May).

 1992:       Aquilino Bocos, Father General’s Letter to Claretian Missionaries in Formation (24 October).