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The formation of a Jesuit is a long and rigorous process, in fact, Jesuits are in formation all through their life as we always say, “A Jesuit is always a student at work.” As companions of Jesus, Jesuits are formed by the master of all teachers Himself, namely, Jesus Christ!

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Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
1972FormationGonzález, José Adolfo
2017-07Rafiki - Vol.1D, Issue10, July - August 2017St. Gonzaga Gonza Jesuit Novitiate
2017-04Rafiki - Vol.1D, Issue08, Apirl 2017St. Gonzaga Gonza Jesuit Novitiate
2020-07Coronavirus Dent on the Formation ProgramMusakanyi, Petronellah
2013Formation HousesLewis, Michael
2008Theological Institute of the Company of Jesus: A New Formation Structure for the African AssistancyBitemo, Saturnin Cloud
2004The Fiftieth Anniversary of the St. Peter Canisius Intitute of Kimwenza: Jesuits, Men for othersManwelo, Paulin
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Jesuit formation goes through the following stages: - Candidacy: at least one year of learning about the Society of Jesus and discerning one’s vocation - Novitiate: two years of learning more about the Society and oneself, discerning one’s vocation, and undergoing several “experiments”, including the 30-day retreat and work in a hospital. - First studies: studying philosophy and humanities - Regency: Working in a Jesuit ministry while living in community, for two to three years - Theology: studying theology in preparation for ordination to the diaconate and to priesthood - Tertianship: the third year of the novitiate, a school of the soul in preparation for final vows - Final vows: final incorporation in the Society of Jesus