No one may enter this Society except who is called by God; everyone, therefore, test himself and be tested... Superiors, I entreat you, let no one enter who is not called by God. Pray and examine before God... You, however, who are called by God, put on the vesture of humility and of the apostolate, hold it as your faithful guardian angel and a reminder of your vocation.
Jesus Christ, who came to make all things new, calls us to renew ourselves continually. We respond to this call through initial and continuing formation, by which we constantly grow in the following of Christ and in the spending of ourselves for the salvation of all. Hence, formation is of vital importance for each one personally as well as for the continuing development and effectiveness of our Society.
Formation, at every stage of religious life, helps us integrate and adapt to the changing circumstances of the times the essential elements of our life: the following of Christ in the evangelical counsels, prayer, community life, and apostolic ministry.
Formation also considers the development of the whole person, promoting his spiritual, intellectual, psychological, and professional growth.