Form 8 – Model of a Report for Perpetual Profession

Form 8

MODEL OF A REPORT FOR PERPETUAL PROFESSION

(cf. CIC 657 §1)

REPORT on …………………………………………………………………………………………

for his perpetual profession, given by ………………………………………………………

in ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

on the ……………. day of the month of ……………, in the year…………………………

 

 

DECLARATION: In order to help the superiors form a more adequate discernment of this candidate’s vocation, I am following my conscience in offering this report on the following aspects:

 

1.     Personal file:

—    Age, birthplace, etc. (anything else that may be relevant).

—    How many years as a religious, number of professions, date of first profession.

—    Studies completed.

—    Physical and mental health. Possible weak spots.

—    Overall character traits: emotional state, activity, leader or follower.

 

2.     Human maturity

—    Overall evaluation of his human maturity.

—    Most notable advances, if known, since the novitiate. Most significant setbacks.

—    Human qualities (sincerity, fidelity, good heartedness, solidarity, moderation, self control, love of work, flexibility of spirit, strength of character, concern for justice).

—    Psychological balance (acceptance of self and others, discipline of spirit, tolerance of frustration, firmness and constancy of mind, sense of guilt, ability to cope with loneliness and failures in a constructive way…).

—    Sexual and emotional maturity (present emotional bonds with men and women, harmonizing the need to love and be loved, ability to sublimate, etc.).

—    Maturity of judgment.

—    Intellectual ability.

—    Other qualities: capacity for dialogue, openness with formators, serviceability, tact, capacity for creativity and initiative.

—    Outlook for the future.

 

3.     Spiritual maturity

—    Overall assessment of his spiritual and faith life. Overall thrust of his spirituality.

—    Most notable advances, if known, since the novitiate. Most significant setbacks.

—    Feeling for God and neighbor (especially for the poor).

—    Concern for his own holiness.

—    Sacramental life (Eucharist and Penance); living of the missionary virtues; active participation in community prayer; achievement of the habit of personal prayer, and of listening to and receiving the Word.

—    Cordimarian living.

—    Love for and fidelity to the Church.

—    A witnessing style of life.

—    Acceptance of the Constitutions in practice.

—    Outlook for the future.

 

4.     Community life

—    Overall assessment of his capacity for community life.

—    Most notable community behaviors. Most specific role he plays in the community.

—    Most outstanding qualities.

—    Acceptance of intermediaries.

—    Ability to live in accord with a community project.

—    Outlook for the future.

 

5.     Evangelical commitments (poverty, chastity, obedience)

—    Overall assessment.

—    Most notable criteria on each one of them. His deep motivations (evangelical renunciation? coping with frustration?…).

—    Outlook for the future.

 

6.     Apostolic life

—    Overall assessment: criteria, praxis, motivations, availability.

—    Service of the Word. Most significant apostolic experiences carried out (if known). General assessment.

—    Outlook for an apostolic future in the Congregation.

 

7.     Vocational integration.

—    Overal evaluation of his vocational development and present maturation.

—    Degree of his resolving traumas or crises he has undergone.

—    Personalizing of Claretian vocational values.

—    Outlook for the future.

 

8.     Other aspects

—    Criteria of orientation for the future to be borne in mind by the Major Superior.

—    Overall final assessment.

 

 

(Signature)