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October 25, 2018

The Religious is a man of God, and therefore a man of prayer. He, therefore, will have God as his first and principal interlocutor of his day.

Our Vocation and Formation

A vocation is a gift from God. A vocation to the Clerics Regular Minor (Adorno Fathers and Brothers) is a particular call of God to place one’s life at the service of the Church according to the Charism of our Founders. Membership in our community affords men the opportunity to serve God through parish work, missionary activities, retreat works and teaching. As a family, we strive to share with one another the joys and sorrows of everyday life. As a religious, the candidate may pursue the priestly life, brother or permanent deacon.

Formation

Formation with the Clerics Regular Minor begins with the period of postulancy. During this time, a candidate is helped to cultivate his baptismal grace, to discern more clearly and with greater certainty his own vocation, and to acquire the virtues and attitudes for following the call of the Lord.

The second period of formation in our Order is a year of novitiate. It is a period of grace and trial, during which the novice deepen more clearly their knowledge of their vocation in our Order, and experience its way of life. In the novitiate, the vows, the constitutions, the spirituality, the purpose and the history of the Clerics Regular Minor are well treated, so that the novices may know and live our Charism, which should be the soul of their religious life.

Upon completion of the novitiate, the candidate professes the religious vows of chastity, poverty, obedience and not seeking after Ecclesiastical honors. This simple or first profession of vows lasts three years. During this time, the professed religious deepens his spiritual life in the ORder and also becomes involved in some apostolate in our parishes.

Solemn Profession of vows is the highest and most complete of consecration to God in the service of the Church, and of full aggregation in our religious family. It is a sign of the spousal love that indissolubly unites Christ to the Church, His spouse.

If you are interested in becoming an Adorno priest or brother, please fill out the printed form and send it via mail to the address given below. This, however, does not mean an automatic acceptance to our Order. This form will help us determine whether or not you will fit in the kind of ministry and Charism we have.

Stages of Formation

 

1. Pre-Novitiate Formation 

Those who ask to enter in our Order, after the necessary vocation discernment, will be received in our houses of formation. The time the pre-novitiate in our tradition and in our Constitutions is divided in two phases.

  1. In the first phase (aspirancy) we must underline particularly the human and Christian formation of the candidates so that they will be helped to recognize their vocation and respond to it whatever be the will of God for them
  2. In the second phase (postulancy) the candidates will be helped to cultivate their baptismal grace, to discern more clearly and with greater certainty their vocation and to attain the virtues and develop the attitudes to follow the call of the Lord in our Order; in this phase care must be taken that the candidates be formed in a deeper way to the religious and charismatic dimensions in our Order.

2. The Novitiate Formation

A one year novitiate is the second period of formation in our Order. It is a period of grace and trial, during which the novices deepen more clearly their knowledge of their vocation in our Order, and experience its style of life. In the novitiate, the vows, the Constitutions, the spirituality, the purpose and the history of the Adorno Fathers and brothers are well treated, so that the novices may know and live our Charism, which should be the soul of their religious life.

Upon completion of the novitiate, the candidate professes the religious vows of chastity, poverty, obedience and not seeking after ecclesiastical honors. This simple or first profession lasts three years. During this time, the professed religious deepens his spiritual life in the Order and also become involved in some apostolate in our parishes. The first profession of vows can be renewed for a longer period of time.

Solemn Profession is the highest and most complete expression of consecration to God in the service of the Church, and of full aggregation in our religious family. It is the sign of the spousal love that indissolubly unites Christ to the Church, his spouse.

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