DIPLOMA IN RELIGIOUS FORMATION AND SPIRITUALITY
This programme is specially designed for Religious and priests in the ministry of formation and for those preparing to be formators at all levels (Rectors, Novice Masters/Directresses, Spiritual Directors and Vocation Promoters). It is also ideal for those who have leadership roles in religious communities/parishes, for those who desire to have a deeper understanding of spirituality and religious life and for all who desire personal renewal and spiritual growth.
The programme will focus on the four pillars of Formation suggested by the Church – the Spiritual, Intellectual, Pastoral and Human Formation – with a view to wholeness and integration.
The participants of this programme are capacitated to:
The duration of the Programme is from September to May every year (Nine months). The participants will reside throughout the period of the programme at the Lumen Christi Institute.
A. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
B. PERSONAL COMPETENCE
C. APPLICATION FORM
Can be downloaded from our website
–> Application for Formators‘ Course 2018 – 2019
Can be received from the Director per mail or post.
The last date of submitting duly filled form is the 30th of June.
D. FEE STRUCTURE
Subsidized Fee per person: US$ 2,700 or its equivalent in Tanzanian Shilling (Includes boarding, lodging, course fees, study materials etc.) Fees are payable in two instalments in September and January.
SYLLABUS OF THE COURSE
Formation in African Context
Rites of Initiation in Africa
Anthropology of Christian Vocation &
Pedagogy for Integral Formation in Africa
Values and Formation Styles in Africa
Challenges of Religious Institutes
Stages of Formation and Formation Programmes.
Bible and Theology
Revelation in Old and New Testament
Liturgy and Inculturation
Canon Law for the Religious
Discipleship in the Gospels
Religious Life and Spirituality
Conciliar and Post Conciliar Church
History of Monastic Traditions and Religious
Vision, Mission, Charism, Vows
Psycho-Spiritual Approaches to Formation
Spiritual and Transformational Leadership
Assessment of Vocations
Values and Virtues
Awareness Retreat, Growth Retreat
Psychology and Counselling
Theories of Personality
Psychopathology – Mental Health Problems
Turning Points in Life
Assessment of Personality
Family and Formation (Family Roots)
Basic Counselling Skills and Techniques
One to one Counselling
Group Therapy Experience
Counselling: Practical Sessions
Accompaniment Process of Formees