"Formation is a process of gradual preparation for the total offering of self to Christ in His Church. For our Community, this formation will be imbued with the spirit of St. Dominic, the ideals of Mother Mary Alphonsa, and the integration of a profound spiritual life with apostolic service. For those who have answered Christ's invitation to a fuller living of their baptismal consecration, the formation period is a crucial time of evaluation and response. The Community and the individual share the responsibility of fostering and developing the vital and joyful witness of the consecrated life in an apostolic community. "
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