“Formation for Community to build stronger and deeper connections in our communion in brotherhood, by actively encouraging the method of shared discernment across our community gatherings world-wide, and ensuring it is at the core of all we do.” 2017 General Chapter
Community and communal experience are primary in living out our personal Christian life and discerning the ‘will of God’ in our personal lives. Community is more than a collectivity of human beings. Community is a lived reality, that is, more than a mental construct. Communal discernment is not only a possibility; it is a necessity. Communal spiritual consolation can be known and used in discernment. (John J. English, “Communal Spiritual Consolation,” Review for Religious 47, no. 6 (1988): 851.)
This program is under construction.