Formation Programme

Vocation Mission Promotion  

We invite the women who manifest Interest in religious life accompany them in clarifying the call assessing their potential to live the Good Shepherd mission and life... and a mature person rooted in faith who desire to have a closer relationship with God, and attract towards the Good Shepherd Charisam and mission.

Candidacy

Programme

•    Candidate will have 2 retreats periodically.
•    An intensive English course for six months
•    Work Experience for one year


Pre novitiate ( Postulancy )

A mature woman with an ardent and sincere desire to give herself freely and totally to Jesus the Good Shepherd.

Programme

•    To experience the mission of Good Shepherd
   Before commencing the pre - novitiate programme, develop language skills - Sinhala, Tamil and English
   Introducing different methods of prayer.
  Study of scripture guides through the theological reflection to journey towards her goal.
   Reading and reflecting of the lives of St. John Eudes, St. Mary Euphrasia and blessed Maria Droste.
   Pre novices enter the novitiate following 8 days retreat.


Novitiate
A sister who identified herself with the vision of Jesus the Good Shepherd and the Charisam of  St. Johm Eudes and St. M. Euphrasia.


Programme

   Introducing different methods of prayer.
   Practicing the Vowed Life…
   Study of Scripture guides through the theological reflection to journey towards her goal.
   Reading and reflecting of the lives of St. John Eudes, St. Mary Euphrasia, blessed Maria Droste.
   Deepening prayer life
   To experience the mission of the congregation by participating in some ministries.
   Mission immersion - visit to those at the margins, exposure programmes.
   Lived experience of the Good Shepherd Ministry in the 2nd year  outside the formation House (4-6 months)

Temporally Professed

A compassionate woman who possess a deep and sincere desire to give herself totally to God.
A sister who identified herself with the vision of Jesus the Good Shepherd and the Charisam of St. Johm Eudes and St. M. Euphrasia.

Progamme

   More balance prayer life.
   Different ministry Experience.
   Skill training for Ministry
   Theological Studies for one year  
   A one year of international or missionary experience

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