- Statutes AC (SAC) 36-48
the Apostleship of the Cross follow a process of
comprehensive formation. Imbued with the Spirituality of the
Cross, the process is progressive and structured, continuous
and permanent, so that the Spirit of the Cross becomes the
inspiration in our life.
will clearly have an ecclesial and social orientation.
objective of formation
is to guide us personally and communally toward the
transformation in Jesus Christ Priest and Victim,
Contemplative and Solidary, in order to give glory to God,
console the Heart of Jesus, and extend the reign of the Holy
Spirit, which includes the building of a Priestly People,
fostering serious and mature lives of holiness, and
strengthening the Christian commitment to solidarity in the
style of the Good Samaritan in the Gospel (Lk. 10:25-37).
unfolds according to the principles and criteria of the
Church and of [… the]
Statutes, and in accordance with
the guidelines of the Regional Councils acting within their
There are two stages in the process of
Following the initial formation, the
Apostles of the Cross continue with on-going formation,
which prepares them to respond to the needs of the Church
and the world.
Formation in the
Apostleship of the Cross is comprehensive. It embraces the different
dimensions of formation: personal (as an
individual, in family and community life, socially), spiritual, apostolic, and
The Apostles of the
Cross strive to grow in zeal for the mission and ability to
collaborate with others, to develop an interest for what happens
around us, accepting the responsibilities of being mature citizens
who promote a more solidary world.
For our formation, we
focus our attention
on fostering a
genuine experience of God (through prayer, discernment, interest
in what happens in the world, and study),
community life (dialogue, fraternity, sharing experiences), and
a commitment to
social and ecclesial service to all (compassion, solidarity,
apostolic action, and expansion of the Apostleship).
Each Region will
provide the necessary means to support the formation of the Apostles
of the Cross.
Each Apostle of the
Cross is the first to be responsible for his or her own formation.
The Regional Councils
are responsible for the promotion and oversight of formation,
ensuring that it is carried out in accordance to the provisions of
these Statutes, through the mid-level representatives of the
Region, paying special attention to the election and training of
fulfill their ministry in the name of the Apostleship of the Cross.
In this way they effectively contribute to the development and life
of the Apostleship, ensuring the comprehensive formation of all
members, and serving both the community and each individual.