Best Practices for Formation

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Best Practices for Formation, by Sheila Hammond, RSCJ and Marianne Basila, Associate. Powerpoint by Dawn Stringfield, Associate.

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Best Practices for Formation

  1. 1. Best Practices for Formation<br />Sheila Hammond, RSCJ<br />Marianne Basila, Associate<br />Powerpoint presentation by Dawn Stringfield, Associate<br />
  2. 2. Major Areas of Formation<br />
  3. 3. Essence of the Society of the Sacred Heart<br />Discover and reveal God’s love<br />Wholly contemplative/wholly apostolic<br />Sacred Heart/Pierced Heart of Christ Focus<br />Mission of transformative education<br />Internationality – Provinces Around the World<br />
  4. 4. “Essence” Resources<br />Constitutions of 1982 (approved in 1987)<br />Constitutions of 1815<br />Sacred Heart Spirituality Today – Barbara Bowe, RSCJ/Kathleen Conan, RSCJ – 2005<br />The Sacred Heart of the World: Restoring Mystical Devotion to Our Spiritual Life, David Richo<br />Sacred Heart Gateway to God, Wendy M. Wright<br />Religious of the Sacred Heart, U.S. Province – http://www.rscj.org<br />
  5. 5. Our History and Traditions<br />Our Mothers Past and Present<br />Sophie<br />Philippine<br />Mothers General<br />Others<br />Evolution of the Society<br />1815 Constitutions<br />1982 Constitutions<br />General Chapters (1970, 1988, 1994, 20000<br />Act of Hope, etc.<br />Associates<br />
  6. 6. Our Mothers Past and Present Resources<br />Madeleine Sophie Barat: A Life, Phil Kilroy, RSCJ<br />Philippine Duchesne: A Woman With the Poor, Catherine Mooney, RSCJ<br />The Life and Letters of Janet Erskine Stuart, Maud Monahan, RSCJ<br />Circular Letters of the Superiors General<br />Website on Madeleine Sophie Barat, http://www.madeleinesophiebarat.com/pathway.html<br />
  7. 7. Evolution of the Society Resources<br />General Chapter Documents of 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000<br />An Interior Spirit: Anthology of Writings of the Superiors General of the Society, 2000<br />International Website of the Religious of the Sacred Heart – http://www.rscjinternational.org<br />Associates of the Society of the Sacred Heart, U.S. Province – http://www.rscjassociates-usa.org<br />
  8. 8. Additional Characteristics of Our Spirituality<br />Eucharistic<br />Mary<br />Interior Spirit<br />Relationship-Based<br />
  9. 9. Society Spirituality Resources<br />In The Shadow of the Word, Dolores Aleixandre<br />Interior Life – What M.S. Barat Meant by Interior Life, M.H. Quinlan, RSCJ<br />Prayer on the Feast of Mater, Marie-Therese de Lescure, RSCJ<br />Helen Rosenthal’s RSCJ BLOG – http://www.reflectionsofanrscj.blogspot.com<br />Virtual Community of Prayer – http://www.virtualprayer.org<br />
  10. 10. Additional Characteristics of Our Mission<br />Plan of Studies<br />Goals and Criteria<br />Network of Sacred Heart Schools<br />Other ways the mission is lived/our ministries today<br />International apostolic community<br />Dialogue of cultures<br />
  11. 11. Society Mission Resources<br />The Education of Catholic Girls, Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ<br />Education: A Commitment, International Education Commission Working Paper, 1988<br />Network of Sacred Heart Schools – http://www.sofie.org/ftm/introduction<br />Website on Sacred Heart Mission – http://albert.sacredsf.org/~buscher/Home.html<br />
  12. 12. Other Dimensions of Spirituality and Formation<br />Evolving experiences of God<br />Contemplation and other forms of prayer<br />Scripture and other holy books<br />Discernment<br />
  13. 13. General Spirituality and Formation Resources<br />Spirituality, Contemplation, and Transformation, Thomas Keating, 2007<br />The Holy Longing: The Search for A Christian Spirituality, Ronald Rolheiser, 1992<br />The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, 1999<br />Daily Reflections from Jesuits of England, http://www.pray-as-you-go.org<br />Creighton University Website, http://www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html<br />
  14. 14. Best Practices For Formation Summary<br />Formation for Associates<br />Essence of the Society of the Sacred Heart<br />Our History and Traditions<br />Additional Aspects of Our Spirituality and Mission<br />General Spirituality and Formation<br />A Wealth of Resources is Available<br />Books and videos<br />Websites<br />Handbook is being given to each attendee with regular downloadable updates on the Associates Website<br />

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