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Sodalitium Christianae Vitae - English / News  / F. Gianfranco Ghirlanda SJ, is appointed Delegate for Formation in the Sodalitium

F. Gianfranco Ghirlanda SJ, is appointed Delegate for Formation in the Sodalitium

Lima, 05/17/19 (Sodalitium News – Peru). Considering the importance of initial and ongoing formation within the life of the Sodalitium and thinking of the future of the community, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has appointed F. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ, Delegate for Formation of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae.

Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ. during the Sodalitium formation days.

Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ. during the Sodalitium formation days.

This appointment, dated April 9th, 2019, seeks to continue the renewal of the formation plan in the Sodalitium and thus give a better structure to the initial formation of its members so that they receive formative and spiritual accompaniment.

Among the responsibilities of F. Gianfranco Ghirlanda are the following: Accompanying the process of drawing up the Ratio formationis – a document that gathers together the formative itinerary during the various stages of community life according to the proper charism, ensuring the adequate preparation of the members responsible for initial formation, ensuring adequate spiritual accompaniment of the members in their initial formation and planning activities for initial and ongoing formation.

Gianfranco Ghirlanda may attend all the sessions of the Commission for Formation and also of the General Government in which topics related to initial or ongoing formation are discussed, as well as requesting that he be accompanied in these sessions by external advisors he considers appropriate to collaborate in this matter.

Gianfranco Ghirlanda has offered to the community several conferences since 2017, collaborating quite a lot in the deepening and definition of the charismatic identity of the Sodalitium. In January 2019 he led the Spiritual Exercises during the V General Assembly held in Aparecida, Brazil and participated in the Assembly itself.

Gianfranco Ghirlanda is an Italian Jesuit priest, consultor to various dicasteries of the Holy See. In 2010 he was appointed Counselor to the Pontifical Delegate, Card. Velasio De Paolis, for the Legion of Christ, and in 2014 Pontifical Assistant for the Legionaries and Regnum Christi and in 2016 Deputy Commissary for the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

The members of the Sodalitium thank the Holy See for its constant concern for the community, and F. Gianfranco Ghirlanda for his great generosity in continuing to assist us in our journey of renewal.