The process of education and spiritualdevelopment that takes place duringthe early months of joining a religiouscommunity. Those entering the diocesan priesthood are involved in formation while they study at a seminary.
Missionary communities focus on
promoting the gospel and Good News
for the poor in other countries or
areas of their own country where the
church is not yet present in a robust
form. Missionaries serve in many
different places in ministries such as
preaching, teaching, advocacy, social
services, and other forms of witness.
Monastic communities fall some-CONTEMPLATIVEreligious communitiesare often cloistered orpartially cloistered—that is, they liveseparated from the restof the world to be morefocused on prayer.
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