[RivCompanions] Formation Assistance
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Thu Jun 20 21:45:07 UTC 2013
Just skimming over this, my first thought is that I would like to work on
the Eucharistic Living -- however, I do understand there might be others
who feel themselves better suited to the task.
Central Intentions would interest me also.
I have to think about the other.
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On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Noel Schwartz <nschwrtz at aol.com> wrote:
> As we discussed at General Chapter, the formation process for current
> postulants who all are in Texas will be a bit different from the past
> where we may have had a one-on-one relationship with companion and
> posutlant working through the study guide together. I am beginning to
> formulate some ideas and am certainly open to your suggestions and feedback
> to what will be proposed. For now, what I would love to have (even if
> you've already told me or submitted information last year) are the
> 1. Which unit(s) in the Study Guide would you like to work on with
> A - Rhythms of Sacred Time and the Daily Office
> B - Our Story and The Story: The Rivendell Motif and the Journey
> C - Eucharistic Living
> D - Deepening Our Life of Prayer
> E - Hospitality and Community
> F - Central Intentions
> 2. What readings (books) outside the Study Guide do you feel are
> "mandatory" reading for community membership.....sort these by Unit.
> 3. What readings were especially instrumental in your formation that you
> would also recommend but not "require"....also by Unit or if not related to
> a particular unit....just list "general".....I am realizing that the volume
> of these is excessive for me, so a representative group is fine.
> *Please do this within the next week.* We would love to have a process
> outlined prior to Virginia's visit to Texas the first week of August. Send
> your response to "reply all" to this list so we are all in the loop.
> Am assuming that the first discussion topics with postulants are going to
> revolve around the logistics of their gatherings to begin community
> formation and the Goals for Formation as are described in the Postulancy,
> Novitiate and Profession Appendices A and B (which may require some
> updating) and the Vision and Mission of the Rivendell Community (Appendix
> If you hear from me more than you want to as I brainstorm about our new
> challenge and opportunity, I am sorry, but it would really be great if we
> could do this together. I feel a bit inadequate to tackle this, but
> knowing your strengths and trusting God to be there with us, I am forging
> ahead. I am including Michael and David in this communication (and hoping
> that the Rivendell Companions list serve is up to date) because they have
> the most recent experience with Study Guide formation and will have some
> insights from their perspective that will be very helpful.
> It is so amazing to be involved with the beginnings of St. Macarius
> Community here and to listen to their experiences and their planning and to
> feel every now and then that I might have a perspective that would be
> helpful to them. They keep us in their prayers as I hope you will them.
> Virginia, if there are any changes in the Study Guide that I might not
> have, would you send me a new one. I should have thought of this while I
> was there.
> Many blessings and much love,
> RivCompanions mailing list
> RivCompanions at justus.anglican.org
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