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Screening and Discernment Instrument for Religious Life: A Workbook


Screening and Discernment Instrument for Religious Life: A Workbook

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    Sr Amy Hereford csj
This workbook is intended as a survey of a wide range of issues that arise in the screening and admission of candidates into a Religious Life. It covers areas that may arise with candidates who significant life experience. It is a screening instrument, intended to identify those areas of a candidate's background that will need more attention and discussion. It is not a substitute for good discernment, but an aid to it. Each institute will supplement it with questions and conversations that are particular to its particular life, spirituality and mission, expanding the initial inquiry. This is a workbook ? it is not intended to be completed in one sitting. It can be used in a variety of ways. Give one or a few sections at a time to the applicant. When meeting with the applicant, take some time to go over those sections he/she has completed. Discuss any questions, comments, etc. Give the applicant the whole workbook ? explaining that it is an instrument to guide discernment and explore issues that may arise as the process unfolds. Again, when meeting with the applicant, take some time to go over those sections that have been completed and discuss any questions, comments, etc. The Inventory of Legal and Financial Matters can be given to the candidate to fill in preliminary answers. This will identify any areas that may need further discussion. Preliminary answers can be discussed with the vocation director after which more documentation may be obtained if needed. This workbook is help for those discerning a call to religious life with applicants. It does not replace the discernment process. Instead it is intended to help communities and inquirers to explore important areas that may need attention in the discernment process. The workbook is most valuable when it stimulates reflection by the candidate and subsequent discussion with the vocation director. The workbook may raise civil and canonical issues that may need further discussion in the vocation discernment process. Advice of an attorney and/or canonist familiar with vocation discernment may be helpful. The brief introduction for Applicants on the next page may be given to them when you give or send parts of this workbook to them. The checklist on the previous page is intended to help you keep track of which sections have been given to the applicant, completed and reviewed within the community. Blessings on your ministry, Sr. Amy Hereford, CSJ, JD, JCD  
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  • PDF | 24 pages
  • Sr Amy Hereford csj
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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  • Religion Spirituality
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