Formation

In order to pre­pa­re well to beco­me an Apo­stle of Divi­ne Mer­cy, mem­bers of our Asso­cia­tion under­go a 4-year basic for­ma­tion pro­gram:

  • First Year – Lear­ning Mer­cy
  • Second Year  – Living by trust
  • Third Year – Living by mer­cy
  • Fourth Year – Coope­ra­ting with Mer­cy

The­re are three cour­ses for each year:

  • Sacred Scrip­tu­re
  • ABC of the Inte­rior Life
  • The Spi­ri­tu­ali­ty of St. Fau­sti­na

Spe­ci­fic lec­tu­re topics for each cour­se are based on the Bible, Church docu­ments, and the Dia­ry of St. Fau­sti­na.

For­ma­tion is con­duc­ted in Polish, English, Ger­man, French and Slo­va­kian, either indi­vi­du­al­ly or in gro­ups. The­re are Fau­sti­num com­mu­ni­ties asso­cia­ted with some of the houses of the Con­gre­ga­tion of Our Lady of Mer­cy, whi­le others are found in pari­shes. If a mem­ber can­not par­ti­ci­pa­te in a com­mu­ni­ty meeting, then he or she may opt to stu­dy indi­vi­du­al­ly, requ­esting the requ­ired mate­rials from the “Fau­sti­num” Secre­ta­riat. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion abo­ut “Fau­sti­num” com­mu­ni­ties can be obta­ined from the “Fau­sti­num” Secre­ta­riat.

The­re are also retre­ats, days of recol­lec­tion, for­ma­tion ses­sions, and publi­ca­tions to foster for­ma­tion