SAINT JOHN PAUL II
INSTITUTE OF MARIAN STUDIES
– EDUCATION AND FORMATION –
EDUCATION AND FORMATION IN THE MARIAN INSTITUTE
Candidates to the Marian Institute will come from various places around the world, men and women, lay and religious, priests, bishops, the rich and poor alike. All will have the same objective, to know and love the Blessed Virgin Mary. Education for them will be as important as formation and emphasis will be placed on both of these disciplines. One can envision daily mass, the divine office, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, quiet time for prayer and reflection which will include lectio divina, adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, weekly confessions and the following of all liturgical celebrations of the Church. Pilgrimages to Marian Shrines will be a feature of our formation. There will be a time to rise, a time to pray, to eat, study and to recreate with other students.
Care will also be given to the celebration of the liturgy in its many Catholic forms, the novus ordo, the extraordinary form, and the many other expressions as found in the Oriental Rites which are totally Catholic. In addition to this students will be taught how to sing and to appreciate sacred music which is a must for any devotee of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many will be encouraged to join many Catholic organizations, confraternities and other apostolates in order to help them more fully appreciate the Catholic Church in all its endeavors. Students will also become familiar with the mind of the Church in all matters, spiritual and political, and opportunities for debates and guest lectures will be facilitated.
Our graduates will be asked to found other Marian Institutes in different countries and to put into practice all that they have learned in the Mother House of all the Marian Institutes where ever that will finally be established, with your help.