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