Pascual Chavez Villanueva – Vocation and formation: gift and task


  • Vocational consistency and fidelity, challenges for vocation.
    • Motivations.
    • Anthropological opportunities and challenges.
      • Authenticity.

      • Freedom.
      • Historical context.
      • Experience.
      • Human relationships and affectivity.
      • Postmodernism.
      • Multiculturalism.
      • Renunciation.
      • Fidelity.
  • Vocation and formation, gift and task.
    • Vocation: grace at its origin.
      • Life as vocation.
      • Life, Word of God.
      • Life a response owed to God.
      • Vocation a life-long task.
      • Vocation, a mission through dialogue.
      • The mission, the home of and the reason for formation.
    • Formation: grace as a task.
      • Charismatic identity and vocational identification.
      • Objectives of formation.
        • Sent to the young: conforming oneself to Christ the Good Shepherd.
        • Made brothers by the one mission: making common life the location and the object of formation.
        • Consecrated by God: bearing witness to the radical nature of the gospel.
        • Sharing formation and mission: animating apostolic communities in the spirit of Don Bosco.
        • At the heart of the Church: building the Church, the sacrament of salvation.
        • Open to reality: inculturating the charism.
      • Formative methodology.
        • Reaching the person in depth.
        • Animating a unifiying formative experience.
        • Ensuring the formative environment and the co-responsibility of everyone.
        • Giving formative quality to daily experience.
        • Giving quality to formative accompaniment.
        • Paying attention to discernment.
    • Formation: the absolute priority.
  • Concluding prayer

Reference time period: 2013

P. Chavez Villanueva, Vocation and formation: gift and task, in «Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco» 94 (2013) 416, 3-56.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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