“The goal of formation is transformation into the image of Christ. It is not merely an intellectual exercise, but a deep interior exercise of remaining united with Jesus in all levels of individual existence, which slowly transforms one into a person solely motivated and moved by the love of Christ”. Ref. Manual for formation pg.85, para 1
“Formation ministry is indeed the holy ground, where the formators and formees need to go barefoot for this is a place of transformative encounter with God. This is the starting point of formation which leads to transformation. In this whole process God is accompanying both the formator and the formee as, “a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night” (Ref. SCB Manual for Formation pg.6) Placing these significant features of formation as the focal point, the Sisters of St.Charles, Eastern Province have launched various stages of formation in line with the directions given by the Church and the Congregation to help those called by God to respond to Him responsibly.
The division of the Province did not affect the division of formation since formation comes directly under the governance of the Generalate. This is to be borne in mind to understand why the shifting of formation houses back and forth from one province to another in the years that followed the division of the provinces.