Formation Library

This Section contains the formative documents of the Church and the Congregation. You will find also booklets prepared by the General prefecture of formation in the past years. The article library contains articles on different themes on formation. You may download the required articles as guided by the link. You will also find links  to Catholic information, resources and news.




2014- Apostolic Letter to the Consecrated-Year of Consecrated Life

2014-Circular Letter to the Religious-Year of Consecrated Life

Papal Addresses on World day of Consecrated life

2011-Reform of Ecclesiastical Studies of Philosophy

2011-Pope Benedict XVI-Internet in the Seminary Formation

2009- African Synod-Proposals related to Formation

2008-Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in Formation

 2008-On Higher Institutes of Religious Sciences

2008-The Service of Authority and Obedience

2007- Aparecida- Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean

2005-Criteria for Discernment of Vocations-Homosexual Tendencies

2002-Starting Afresh from Christ

2001-Novo Millennio Ineunte

1998- On the Relationship between Faith and Reason

1998-Inter Institute Collaboration

1998-Formation of Permanent Deacons

1997-New Vocations for Europe

1996-Vita Consecrata

1996-On Admitting Candidates from Other seminaries

1994-1995- Papal Audiences on Consecrated Life

1994-Working Paper for Synod of Bishops on Consecrated Life

1994-Ordinatio Sacerdotalis

1994-Fraternal Life in Community

1994-Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests

1993-Catechism of the Catholic Church

1993- On Preparation of Seminary Educators

1992-Pastores Dabo Vobis

1990-Directives on Formation

1990-Redemptoris Missio

1988-Virgin Mary in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation

1986-Formation and Social Communication

1986-Pope’s Message to Conference of Religious

1984-Redemptionis Donum

1983-Essential Elements in Religious Life

1983-Educational Guidance in Human Love

1983-Code of Canon Law

1980-On Spiritual Formation in Seminaries

1980-The Contemplative Dimension of Religious

1979-Liturgical Sormation in Seminaries

1978-Religious and Human Formation

1978-Mutual Relations between Bishops and Religious

1974-Guidelines for Formation in Celibacy

1971-Evangelica Testificatio

1970- Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis

1967- On Celibacy of Priests

1966- Ecclesiae Sanctae

1965-Perfectae Caritatis

1965-Presbyterorum Ordinis

1965-Optatam Totius Decree on Priestly Training

1964-Lumen Gentium

1963-Paul VI-Summi dei Verbum

1961-On Selection and Training of Candidates to Religious life and priesthood

1959-John XXIII- Princeps Pastorum

1959-John XIII-Sacerdoti Nostri Primordia

1957 Pius XII- On the States of Perfection

1954-On Virginity

1950 Pius XII on Development of Holines of Priestly life

1947-Pius XII-Provida Mater Ecclesia

1935- Pius XI on Catholic Priesthood

1926-Pius Xi-On Catholic Missions

1908- Pius X On Priestly Holiness

1879- On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy

1563- Trent on Seminary Formation

1215- IV Lateran Council

1179- III Lateran Council

460- Leo the Great

booksen 2General Plan Of Formation. GPF can quite fittingly considered as the Magna Carta on Formation that the Congregation, as mother and teacher, offers to its members, and above all to its new missionaries. It gathers up the core essentials of our missionary life and high lights its dimensions:charismatic, Christocentric, ecclesial, cordimarian and human

booksen 1Claretian Vocation Directory: “This Directory gathers together the most important points of reference, objectives, criteria, attitudes and options that must be present in an adequate pastoral approach to Claretian vocation ministry.

booksen 4Initiation in the Ministry of the Word: Our formation should be a process of initiation in the ministry of the Word in such a way that the Word should become one of the hinges of the process of formation. IMW is a pedagogical tool geared to this goal.

booksen 5Initiation into the Missionary Life, Manual for the Claretian Novice: This manual presents the summary of the main topics and formation suggestions that the novices in the congregation must learn and assimilate during the novitiate.

booksen 3Historical Notes on Formation in the Congregation: These notes are the fruits of the research by Fr. J.M Palacios cmf who has presented them in a book as an aid for Claretian formators so that they may come to know the partly scattered and forgotten tradition of our formative reality.

booksen 6Traces of Claret: A guide to the essentials to get to know the congregation of Claretian missionaries prepared by Fr. Vicente Sanz Tobes. It is a useful hand book of information about the congregation for missionaries in formation

 Challenges of IFC 26

 Encounter of the Prefects 2006 25

 Voc Consistency & Fidelity Today 24

 Inter Religious Dialogue 23

 Formation, Canonical Aspects 22

 Essential Chronology 21

 Eucharist and Claretian Life 20

 Formation and Martyrdom 19

 Statutes of the Provincial Prefecture 18

 The Forge 17

 Prophetic Dimension of Formation 16

 A Claretian Reading of the Word  II 15

A Claretian Reading of the Word  I 14

 CMF in the Dynamic of Inculturation 13

 Letter of General: CMF in Formation 12

 Charismatic Foundation II 11

 Charismatic Foundation I 10

 Reality in the Congregation 9

 Cordimarian Dimension 8

 Formed in the Forge of Mary 7

 Formation of Missionary Novices 6

 Spiritual and Formative Texts II 5

 Spiritual and Formative Texts I 4

 Ongoing Formation in Claret 3

The Formation of Missionary Novices 2

The Formation of Missionaries 1