Topical Index

Numbers in brackets [ ] refer to paragraphs of GPF

 

ACCOMPANIMENT: necessary in a personalized formation process [32]; formative dynamism [184-195]: vocational [185-186], personal [187-195]; in vocation ministry [291]; in the stage of missionaries in formation [410-412]; in ongoing formation [484] (cf. Direction, Spiritual ).

ACTIVITIES: proper of the Prefecture General of Formation [259]; proper of the Provincial Prefecture [264]; in vocation ministry [292] (cf. Dynamisms and Means).

ADMISSION: to minor seminary [323], postulancy [341], novitiate [350].

AGENTS OF FORMATION: definition [90-91]; Jesus Christ [92]; the Holy Spirit [93]; Mary [94]; the formandus [102]; formators [107]; formation community [114]; others [115]; professors [116]; in ongoing formation [479-481].

ALL: of God [52]; to follow Christ [53]; community [54]; personal [54]; characteristics [50-53]; growth in it [184-185] (cf. Vocation).\

APOSTOLATE: enablement for [57]; techniques [57]; of the Congregation [132-134]; importance of formative apostolic experiences [232-234, 408-409] (cf. Experience).

ATTITUDES: to receive and second the action of the Spirit [97]; to grow in relation with Mary [100]; to foster humility [83].

CHARISM: Claretian, in the Church [14, 50]; Cordimarian [99]; our Founder’s [119]; its fundamental core [127]; of our Congregation [131]; founding [132] in the CC [142-144]; personal [426].

CHARITY: and conformity with Christ [77]; apostolic [78]; in Claret [78]; in the CC [79]; pedagogy for living it [80] (cf. Love, Forge).

CHASTITY: vow [50]; a charism of Claret [61]; consecrated [61]; foundations [62]; characteristics [63]; demands [64]; pedagogy [65].

CHRIST: conformity with [50]; calls us [53]; Master and agent of formation [92,117,126,140, 141,142]; gives us the Paraclete [93]; center of Claret’s life [126] (cf. Conformity, Following of Christ).

CHURCH: source of GPF [7]; objective of formation [14]; frame of reference of formation [27,47]; sign and instrument of Christ [54]; formators must love it [108,415,417]; factor in formation [167-170]; criterion for apostolic activities [241]; vocation ministry within it [278-280]; criteria of discernment [305, 409]; formandi should think with the Church [387]; ongoing formation in order to remain faithful to it [462,468].

CLARET: his charism [50]; his vocational experience [51]; his community living [55]; apostolic missionary [56]; his way of living the vows [61,66,72] and apostolic virtues [77,78,81,84,87]; charismatic model [118-127]; Founder [119]; the Autobiography as Claretian itinerary [120-122]; the forge as a pedagogical proposal [123-127]; like him, we should respond to challenges [165; reader of the Bible [457]; model of ongoing formation [467,173]; writings on formation [Appendix 1, 2.1].

COLLABORATION, INTERPROVINCIAL: thrust [273-274]; organization [275]; of formators and professors [277]; of formandi [276]; among vocation ministry teams [300]; of formation centers [393]; in initiatives of ongoing formation [490].

COMMUNION (Fellowship): essential dimension of vocation [50]; with Jesus [54]; built up by the love poured forth by the Spirit [55]; among formators [111].

COMMUNITY, FORMATIVE: called together by Jesus [54]; its origin in the Trinity [55]; a fruit of the Spirit [54]; missionary in nature [55]; pedagogy [55]; Claretian roots [55,230, 231]; is an agent [114] and setting of formation [390]; formative dynamisms [232,233]; responsible for vocations [296]; setting of stage of missionaries in formation [405-407].

COMMUNITY, LOCAL: responsible for vocations [296]; communities of vocational welcome [324]; agent responsible for ongoing formation [480] and formation for the ‘third age’ [515,517,519] (cf. Community, formative).

CONFORMITY WITH CHRIST: fundamental aim of formation [12]; essence of the formative process [50]; and vocational experience [51,53]; and consecration [51,52]; and mission [56,57]; and vows [59-76]; and apostolic virtues [77-78]; in Claret [50,51,55, 56,59,61,66,72] and Mary [58,63].

CONGREGATION: its situation as frame of reference [48-49]; formative model [130-144]; formative factor [171-173]; responsible for vocational growth and formation of its members [243,295]; fidelity to Congregational renewal [469-470].

CONSECRATION: dimension of calling [50]; form of evangelizing [59]; and conformity [51,52].

CONSTITUTIONS: expression of Claretian identity [18]; immediate reference for our formation process [18]; the first CC [139-140]; renewed CC [141]; need for inculturated and charismatic reading of CC [143].

COUNCILS, FORMATION: provincial council [264,265-269]; local council [271]; formation team [270]; councils and assemblies of formandi [272].

CULTURE: general traits of today’s [46]; ‘vocational’ [280]; cultural milieu as formative factor [175-179]; knowledge of culture and cultures indispensable [226]; missionaries in formation should be sensitive to culture [403].

DIRECTION, SPIRITUAL: nature [189,192]; criteria for choosing spiritual director [190]; aim of [191].

DISCERNMENT OF VOCATION: constant need for [43]; attending to its practice [165]; general criteria [150]; family, a key element [158]; throughout entire process [303-306].

DISMISSAL: in minor seminary [323]; in postulancy [341]; in novitate [350] in the stage of temporary vows [382].

DYNAMISMS AND MEANS: definition [181,182]; organization and orientation [182]; kinds [185,186,188,196,210,230,234]. In the stage of missionaries in formation: profession and ordinations [394]; community project [395]; prayer [396,397]; study [398-404]; community life [405-406]; apostolic experiences [408-409]; in personal accompaniment [410-412]; spiritual direction [410].

EVALUATION: of formandi [109]; of formators [112]; forms for reports [Appendix 4].

EXPERIENCE: exp. of vocation as point of departure [51]; of Claret as apostolic missionary [56]; characteristics [50-52]; formative apostolic experiences [234-242, 408-409]; missionary experiences of ongoing formation [504] (cf. Apostolate).

FACTORS, FORMATIVE: description [145]; personal: physical [147-148], psychological [149-150], youth-related [151-154]; environmental: family [155-159], physical space [160-162], society and culture [163-166], Church community [167-170; congregational community [171-173], province community [174]; places: social and cultural [175-179], the formation house [180].

FAITH: to respond to our calling [52-53], enables us to live the vows [60].

FIFTH YEAR: first moment of ongoing formation [506-511]; objective [507]; characteristics [508]; means [509-511].

FOLLOWING OF CHRIST: fruit of the Holy Spirit [93,96]; objective of formation in accord with the Claretian charism [13-14, 18-28, 50]; gradual and progressive [34]; engages the whole person [53]; presence of Mary [98]; the formandus, a disciple in this school [103]; in the novitiate [348,358,361]; missionaries in formation [388] (cf. Conformity with Christ).

FORGE: Mary forms us in the forge of her Heart [29,98-101]; description of allegory used by our Founder [124-125]; its basic core contents [126]; its use in formation [127]; its study in the novitiate [363].

FORMANDI: primary agent in his process [102-106]; youth-related factors [151-154]; participates in animating formation [269,271,272]; interprovincial collaboration [276]; in ongoing formation [479,483-485].

FORMATION, CLARETIAN: general objective [12,13-16,50]; frame of reference [17], Claretian identity [18-28], pedagogical process [29-30], characteristics [31-41] and present situation [42-49].

FORMATION, DIFFERENTIATED: need for [425]; of missionary brothers [428]; formative guidelines [420-433]; ministries proper of lay condition [434]; for diaconate: general criteria [442-445], functions of deacon [446], formative guidelines [447]; for the priesthood: general criteria [449-451], formative guidelines [455-457].

FORMATION, ONGOING: nature [460]; aim [461]; need for [462-472]; reference to charism [473-474]; required for whole Congregation [469]; in community [470]; to perform mission [471,472]; like Claret’s [473]; congregational criteria [476-478]; related to initial formation [477]; agents and those responsible [479-481]; ways of doing: ordinary [483-485], extraordinary [495-504]; particular situations: ‘fifth year’ [506-511]; the ‘third age’ [512-520]; ongoing formation of formators [112].

FORMATION PLAN: general [the GPF]: need for and thrust of [1-2], nature and aim [3-4]; addressees [5-6]; Church and Congregational sources it is inspired on [7-8]; structure [9-10]; application [4,258,263,294]; provincial: should attend to the values of younger generations [154] and contain concrete aspects for the missionary brothers [441]; in ongoing formation [482]; for specialization [499]; personal, for those who interrupt their studies [391] and for the sabbatical year [502].

FORMATION TEAM: nature [107]; qualities [108]; functions [109]; witness [110]; should be like a united family [111]; makeup [111]; preparation [112]; vocational welcome [318]; postulancy [345]; novitiate [373]; missionaries in formation [416-418].

FORMATIVE ITINERARY: recreates the charism of Claret [15]; must be planned and evaluated [35]; the action of the Spirit in it [95].

FORMATORS: responsibility [107]; qualities [108]; functions [109]; like Claret [110]; teamwork [111]; preparation [112]; free of other duties [113]; the prefect and his collaborators [413-418] (cf. Prefect, Responsible).

FOUNDER: (cf. Claret).

FREEDOM: formative principle: liberating and prophetic [37-39]; responsible freedom [106]; free response to vocation [184,305,352]

GOVERNMENT: agent in charge of ongoing formation [481]; both provincial [492-493] and general [494] (cf. Superiors).

HEART OF MARY: Mary forms us in the forge of her Heart [23,98-101,125]; charismatic presence: Foundress, Mother, Formator [99]; how she forms us [100] attitudes and manifestations of our filial relation [101]; Mary, example of wlecoming God’s Word [26,200-201] ; model in prayer [213]; living the vows [62-65,67,73]; of apostolic charity [79,80]; we should discover cordimarian sonship [361]; profession [378] (cf. also Forge, Mary).

HUMILITY: and conformity with Christ [77]; in Claret [81]; apostolic [81]; in the CC [82}; in formation [83].

INCULTURATION: formation should be inculturated [40-41]; esteem for values of each culture [166]; of the CC [143]; inculturated prayer [219]; missionaries in formation should be equipped for it [386].

INSERTION: expresses option for the poor [71]; aim of inserted communities [177]; effects on relating to the people [178].

LAITY: formation agents [115]; can collaborate on vocation teams, especially Lay Claretians [299] and in wlecoming vocations [319].

LITURGY: formators’ appreciation of [108]; and Mary [101]; of the Eucharist [207]; installed ministries of Lector and Acolyte [436-438]; service of Deacons [447]; service of Priests [453,455].

LOVE: we are driven by [51]; traits of God’s love to the one called [52]; his response to God’s call [53]; imbues the fellowship on which community is based [55]; the Heart of Mary [100]; of the prefect [107] (cf. Charity).

MARTYRS: trust in them [39]; loving Jesus, Martyr of the Word [39]; models in formation [129]; our Congregation is rich in them [135]; they illumine Claretian identity [136]; the MM. of Barbastro, a model formation community [137].

 

MARY: formatrix apostolorum [13]; formed in the forge of her Heart [23]; model of missionaries [58]; agent of formation [93]; mother: foundress and formator [99]; conforms us with Jesus [100]; attitudes for growth in relation with her [101]; in the symbol of the forge [125]; example of welcoming the Word [26,200-201]; model in prayer [213,396,397]; vows [62-65,67,73]; apostolic charity [79,80]; her presence in Claretian vocation ministry [287]; in welcoming vocations [314]; in the postulancy [337]; in the novitiate [358,360,361,362]; in missionaries in formation [387] (cf. Heart; Forge).

MATURITY: respect pace of formandus in his process of [105]; spiritual and emotional for life of chastity [64]; spiritual, for life of poverty [70] and of obedience [75]; human, acquired in postulancy [327], developed in the novitiate [352] and in the stage of missionaries in formation [383].

MILIEU(X): the family [155-159]; physical space [160-162]; society and culture [163-166]; ecclesial community [167-170]; congregational community [171-173]; provincial community [174]; of vocation ministry [294]; of the vocational process [306]; the formation community [390] (cf. Factors).

MEEKNESS (gentleness): and conformity with Christ [13,77]; nature of this virtue [84]; in Claret [84]; in the CC [85]; in formative pedagogy [86].

MINISTERS, SUITABLE: we should pray God to make us such [14]; the Spirit makes us such by His anointing ;97].

MINISTRIES: non-installed [435]; installed: lector, acolyte [436-439]; requisites [Appendix 4, 6.1]; preparation for [3, V, 3.1.].

MISSION: formation for mission [14]; of Jesus [50]; as missionary service of the Word [25-26,56]; key to formation process [14,56-58]; in the universal mission of the Church [27]; demands, options and preferred recipients [28,57]; mission consecration and religious vows [59-60,64,70,75]; Mary associates us with her in mission [100].

MISSIONARIES IN FORMATION: nature and aim of this stage [379-380]; juridical aspects [381-382]; general objectives [383-385]; specific objectives and means [386-388]; characteristics [389-393]; principal dynamisms [394-395]; prayer [396-397]; study [398-404]; community life [405-407]; apostolic experiences [408-409]; personal accompaniment [410-412].

MISSIONARY BROTHERS: particular aspects of their formation: general criteria [427-428]; formative guidelines [429-433]; proper ministries of: non-installed [435], installed [436-439]; plan of studies [Appendix 3, IV, V 3.1].

MISSIONARY DEACONS: most proper functions [446]; formation guidelines [447]; admission to diaconate [448]; program of preparation [Appendix 3, V, 3.2.]; requisites [Appendix 4,6.2]; personal declaration [Appendix, Form 10], profession of faith and oath of fidelity [Appendix 4, Form 11]; model of reports [Appendix 4, Form 13; model of dimissorial letters [Appendix 4, Form 14].

MISSIONARY PRIESTS: specific formation: general criteria [449-451]; functions [452-454]; formative guidelines [455-457]; program of preparation for orfination [Appendix 3, V, 3.3] (cf. Missionary Deacons).

MODEL: definition [91]; Jesus Christ [117]; Mary [101,117]; Claret [117-127, 473]; the saints [128-129]; the Congregation [130-144].

MORTIFICATION: and conformity with Christ [77]; nature of [87]; in Claret [87]; in the CC [88]; in formation [89].

NOVICEMASTER: characteristics [369], functions [370,372], dedication [371]; collaborators of [373].

NOVITIATE: nature and aim [348]; requisites for acces to [349-351]; general objectives [352355]; specific objectives [356,358, 361]; means [357,359,360,362,363]; characteristics [364-368]; fulfillment and duration of [366,374,378]; place [365,367]; the novicemaster and his collaborators [369-373]; plans of studies [Appendix 3, II] [cf. novicemaster).

OBEDIENCE: Claret’s [72]; foundation of [73]; demands of [75]; pedagogical aspects [74, 76].

PEOPLE: recipient of our mission [27]; frame of reference [45]; peoples challenge us [166]; communities of insertion among them [178]; values [178]; symbology [180].

PEOPLE OF GOD: our vocation in the context of the people of God [167]; challenge of the people of God [169] (cf. Church).

POOR, THE: they represent Christ, messenger of Good News [19]; we should share their hopes and sorrows [20]; recipients of the gospel proclamation [51]; preferential option for them [71]; Mary moves us to love them [100-101].

POSTULANCY: nature and aim [325]; requirements of candidates for entering [326]; general objectives [327-329]; specific objectives [330,334,337]; means [331-333,335-336,338-339]; characteristics [340-344]; those responsible for [345-347]; plan of studies [Appendix 3,1]; documents for [Appendix 4,3]; personal declaration of postulant [Appendix 4, Form 2].

POVERTY: vow [50]; witness of our Founder [66]; motives for professing it [67]; traits of [68]; assimilation of [69]; demands of [70]; in communities of insertion [71].

PRAYER: nourishes fraternal life [55]; formative dynamism [213-220]; in Claret [210, 213, 214]; and study [210-212]; nature of [217, 218]; pedadogy of [216-220[; means for growing in our vocation [396-397].

PREFECT: responsible for the Prefecture [248-252]; Prefect General [255-257]; Provincial Prefect [262]; formator of missionaries in formation: who he is [413-414], his functions [415], qualities [417] (cf. Formators, Prefecture of Formation}.

PREFECTURE OF FORMATION: general aspects [248-252]; Prefecture General: objective and area [253-254]; the Prefect [255-257]; functions [258-259]; proper activities [258]; Provincial Prefecture: objective and area [260-261]; the Prefect [262]; functions [263]; activities [264].

PROCESS OF FORMATION: its objective [12]; inspiration [15]; cordimarian dimension [23]; characteristic of formation [29-30]; integral and integrating [33]; liberating [37-38]; prophetic [39]; interpersonal, historical and cultural [40], inculturated and universal [40-41]; of conformity with Christ [50]; vocational [301-306].

PROFESSION: first: preparation [377], celebration and registry [378]; temporary [381,384]; perpetual: nature [419], immediate preparation [420,421], juridical prescriptions [423]; celebration and registry [424], form letters for requesting it [Appendix 3, V, 1]

PROFESSOR: formation agent [116]; interprovincial collaboration [277].

PROGRAM: for formation of formators [112]; provincial program for ongoing formation [492]; general program for ongoing formation [486,488].

PROJECT, COMMUNITY: in general [258,264]; in vocation ministry [293,296,298]; on welcoming vocations [315]; in the postulancy [344]; in the novitiate [368]; in the stage of missionaries in formation [395]; for carrying out apostolic experiences [237,242,408]; in ongoing formation [486,488].

PROJECT, PERSONAL: [195,258,484]; personal plan for sabbatical year [502].

PROVINCE: a formative factor [174]; drafts provincial plan for ongoing formation [492]; provides means for it [493]; is concerned for Claretians in the ‘third age’ [521].

 

REPORTS: various types of reports and forms for them [Appendix 4].

RESPONSIBILITIES: of formandi [105]; of formators [107]; of the formation community [114]; of professors [116]; of the Congregation [295]; of each community [296]; of Major Organisms [297]; of the vocation ministry team [297-300].

RESPONSIBILITY FOR FORMATION: in general [243]; Superiors, different levels [244-246]; their functions [247]; Prefectures [248-252]; Prefecture General [253-259]; Provincial Prefecture [260-264].

RESPONSIBLE (= in charge of): the vocation process [302-303]; welcoming vocations [317-319]; the postulancy [345-347]; the novitiate [369-373]; missionaries in formation [413-418]; ongoing formation [479-481].

SABBATICAL YEAR: nature [502]; personal plan [502]; for every Claretian [503].

SACRAMENTS: Baptism: caring for baptismal faith [310]; Eucharist: formative dynamism [204-205]; dimensions [205]; pedagogy [207]; Reconciliation: traits [208]; personal and community celebration [209]; certificates of baptism and confirmation [326,351] (cf. Missionary Deacons, Priests).

SEMINARY, MINOR: form of welcoming vocations [308]; nature and aim [320]; requirements for candidates [321-322]; juridical aspects [323].

SITUATION: frame of reference for formation [42-43]; sociocultural, ecclesial, congregational [44-49] (cf. Milieu).

SPECIALIZATION: orientation of formandi [409]; thrust and ways of doing [495-501].

SPIRIT, HOLY: action of [22]; brings about personal integration [33]; speaks to us in present challenges [42]; anoints us [51]; grants us the gift of love [52]; acts in missionary community [54,55]; principal agent of formation [93]; prime mover of mission [94]; action on formative itinerary [95]; conforms us with Christ [96]; we must repsond to Him with certain attitudes [97]; associates the Virgin Mary with Him [98]; grants ordained ministry [451]; demands our continual renewal [465,466].

STRUCTURE(S): of the GPF [9-10]; political, social, cultural and economic as a frame of reference [45] and formation milieu [163-166]; criteria of for formation house [180]; for animating formation [243]; for animating vocations [296]; structuring of postulancy [340]; of the novitiate [364]; postnovitiate [389] (cf. Prefectures).

STUDY: formative dynamism [210-229]; in our Founder [222]; way of organizing [223]; contents [224]; need to inculturate [225,226]; in academic centers [227,228]. In the postulancy [333,336,339]. In the novitiate [360,363]. In stage of missionaries in formation: objectives [398]; matters [400]; centers [401]; means and activities to foster it [403]; should be integrated with other activities [404]. In ongoing formation [474]; specialized [495-501]; civil specializations [498]; pastoral specializations [500-501; plans of studies [Appendix 3].

SUPERIOR(S): responsible for formation in general [243]; different levels [244-246]; functions [247]; agent responsible for ongoing formation [481]; provides means for ongoing formation [493]; should be concerned for integral formation of the missionary brothers [440].

THIRD AGE: stage [512-520]; objective [513]; attitudes [514-515]; means [516,520]; settings [517-519].

UNIVERSALITY: formation should be universal [16,27,94] and inculturated [40]; availability [420].

VIRTUES: apostolic and conformity with Christ [77]; apostolic charity [78-80]; humility [81-83]; meekness (gentleness) [84-86]; mortification [87-89].

VOCATION: point of departure of formative itinerary [51-53]; covenant with God which demands a response in faith and love [51,53]; consists of the gift of love [52]; engages the whole person [53]; youth is a privileged time for discovering it [283]; signs of [304]; criteria of discernment [305] (cf. Call).

VOCATION MINISTRY: attention to the values of younger generations [154]; in the Church [278-280]; in the Congregation: aim [281]; universality [282]; with youth [284-285]; Claretian [286]; essential traits [287]; objectives [288]; dynamisms [290-292]; means [289,292]; ways and structures [293; surroundings ;294]; those responsible for [295-300].

VOCATION MINISTRY TEAM: need [297]; tasks [298]; members [299]; interprovincial collaboration [300].

VOCATIONS, WELCOMING: description [307]; general objective [309-311]; specific objectives [312-314]; forms [308]; minor seminary [320-323]; other forms [324]; characteristics [315-316]; those in charge of [317].

VOWS: expression of total commitment to and conformity with Christ [50]; nature and aim [59,60]; dimensions [60]; chastity [61-65]; poverty [66-71]; obedience [72-76].

WORD OF GOD: way of following Jesus [14; we should proclaim it as the Apostles did [20]; we are called to evangelize through it [25]; its dynsmics in the stages of formation [26]; qualified by our options [28]; its presence in the formation process [56,388]; in the Spirit we acquire our identity as servants of the Word [94]; Mary forms us to be ministers of the Word [99-101]; situations in which we listen to it [166]; in communities of insertion [178]; formative dynamism [196-203]; study of [224,339,360,403]; ministries directlly related to it [435]; ministries indirectly related to it [435]; the diaconate [443,446,447]; the presbyterate [449,452,453, 455]; in ongoing formation [478,483,515].

YOUTH: as a conditioning factor [153-154]; privileged time for option [283]; sector for vocation ministry [284-285] (cf. Vocational Youth Ministry).

YOUTH VOCATION MINISTRY: characteristics [283-285,288,292,294]; pastoral project of youth vocation ministry [293] (cf. Youth).