In order to prepare for becoming an apostle of Divine Mercy, members of our Association take up formation. The basic formation programme lasts 4 years:
- Year I – To get to know mercy
- Year II – To live by trust
- Year III – To live by mercy
- Year IV – To cooperate with mercy
Each year consists of 3 cycles of conferences:
- Biblical Cycle
- ABC of the Interior Life
- The Spirituality of St. Sister Faustina
Topics are based on Holy Scripture, documents of the Church and the Diary of St. Sister Faustina.
The formation is offered in Polish, English, German, French and Slovakian. It can be taken individually or in a community. The “Faustinum” communities are to be found at certain houses of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy and in some parishes. If a member cannot participate in the meetings of the community, he or she may work individually on the formation materials ordered from the Faustinum secretariat. Further information on the communities can be obtained from the Faustinum secretariat.
Formation is also supported by retreats, days of recollection, formation sessions and publications.