La formation à la Communauté Saint Martin

La formation à la Communauté Saint Martin


In the year 1976, abbé Jean François Guérin was welcomed
to the diocese of Genova in Italy, in order to found a seminary. The Community of Saint Martin came to the world. In 1993, it settles in Candé-sur-Beuvron. In 2013 the premises became too narrow. It was time to leave this land… The Lord, by his providence,
leads the sons of Abbé Guérin to Évron… My sons… You are about to become priests. Since your arrival to the seminary, I have been with you
every day in order to prepare you for the ordination. Every moment, I was there in order
to shape in you a heart similar to mine. Remember, my sons, remember… Some years earlier… Dear brothers, welcome to the mother house
and the seminary of the Community of Saint Martin! You are here because I have called you by name– –so that you may become priests,
so that you may proclaim my Gospel– –and make me present to mankind. Receive this time apart from the world at the seminary. There, you will learn to be holy – holy priests. For that, I entrust you to the formation staff. They will be in charge of your human,
intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation. They will be fathers for you.
They will transmit the treasure of my priesthood to you. Stay tuned to them, docile and obedient. Be sons. We are secular priests, living the community life. That which I expect of priests of the community
is first of all that they be men of God, men filled by God. Zealous, as well – men that are not afraid of going out
to evangelize the whole world present around us today. And for that, I present to you don Louis-Hervé,
who will be responsable for your formation. HUMAN FORMATION
And for that, I present to you don Louis-Hervé,
who will be responsable for your formation– –so that you may become priests, men of God,
men zealous for the new evangelization. OBEDIENCE
–so that you may become priests, men of God,
men zealous for the new evangelization. Fathers and collaborators of God Practice… …his will… …from the morning… HUMILITY Intellectual formation Lord, do I really have to return to the school bench? Do I really need these courses in order
to learn how to announce, to evangelize? Yes, my son, you have a great need of them! You still have to seek me, and learn to know me. In order to announce me to the world,
you have to take time. You have to learn about my life and my message. Therefore, dear seminarians, through the philosophy we will learn how to better discern the aspirations in the heart of man– PHILOSOPHIZE…
Therefore, dear seminarians, through the philosophy we will learn how to better discern the aspirations in the heart of man– –this thirst which dwells there, and the philosophy
which is love of wisdom will thereby become wisdom of love. The theology shows how God
makes himself close to us in Jesus. The Bible is really the heart of your formation here,
and also of the entire Christian life. In the Bible, you find the thought of God, which
has been made accessible to the human intellect. STUDY SEARCHING THE TRUTH MEDITATE PERSEVERE Right until the end… Yes, Lord? What’s the point of wanting to
announce me to the ends of the earth– –if you are not able to live out
a true charity with your brothers? See, I place them in your path. By living with them, you will learn how to love, give
yourself and sacrifice yourself for your neighbor. LOVE
By living with them, you will learn how to love, give
yourself and sacrifice yourself for your neighbor. GIVE YOURSELF
By living with them, you will learn how to love, give
yourself and sacrifice yourself for your neighbor. SACRIFICE YOURSELF
By living with them, you will learn how to love, give
yourself and sacrifice yourself for your neighbor. FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR
By living with them, you will learn how to love, give
yourself and sacrifice yourself for your neighbor. FRATERNAL LIFE THE SPIRIT OF SACRIFICE THE PATIENCE COUNT ON YOUR BROTHERS Last time, we spoke about
the question of the human formation. Two weeks ago, you remember that
we spoke about the intellectual formation. Regarding the pastoral formation,
we will look at it later. Now, I would like to speak
about the spiritual formation. SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Now, I would like to speak
about the spiritual formation. SPIRITUAL FORMATION
I think that we will have to repeat some things. You know that in the formation, the spiritual
formation is fundamental, it’s the pillar. PILLAR OF THE WHOLE FORMATION
It’s John Paul II who says in “Pastores dabo vobis”: Without spiritual formation, it’s the
very heart of the formation which doesn’t exist. I say it to you in the beginning of the year:
this formation is foremost an auto-formation. That means that I would like that you
appropriate your spiritual exercises. APPROPRIATE THE EXERCICES
That means that I would like that you
appropriate your spiritual exercises. And we will now begin with the mental prayer. The mental prayer… Love and seek God… …in the silence Divine Reading Listen to the Word of God The Prayer of the Hours Praise the Lord… …with the whole Church My soul magnifies the Lord! Holy is his Name! The Mass Source and summit of all the Christian life The priest offering… for the Glory of God… …and the Salvation of the World… It is clear that what I expect of priests of the
Community is first of all that they be men of God, men who are like being taken hold of by the mystery
of Christ and who answer generously to their call, knowing that this specific call is characterized
by a consecration of their whole life and being in order to announce the Gospel, sanctify the faithful
by the sacraments and lead them to the kingdom of God. Here I am, Lord… Into your hands I commit my spirit

8 Replies to “La formation à la Communauté Saint Martin”

  1. Elements essentiels ? Et les femmes, ou sont les femmes ? Je veux dire : les sœurs, les mères, les formatrices, les ex aussi pourquoi pas…? Où sont-elles ? Ne vous privez pas de la moitié de l'humanité par peur ou par ignorance. Nous pouvons vous apporter beaucoup. 

  2. Je vois que mon boulot est utile ! C'est moi qui ai balayé la chapelle pour les premières Vepres , et je me suis explosé le dos par la meme occasion …. Enfin bon ! L'internat de notre dame des blanches en UDP avec vous !

  3. longtemps j'ai refoulés cet apel de Dieu à etre Prete Maintenant et jamais j'accepte de le suivre et lui donne ma vie

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