January - June 2017
3.5.3 During postulancy, members will review the Rule of Life, meet with a Spiritual Director, and continue to discern one's desire for membership within The Order of Sustainable Faith. Additionally, a postulant will form a Discerning Community (see § 5.6.5).
Our first Postulancy Cohort will launch in January of 2017. For the past 18-months, those entering Postulancy have journeyed through the process, largely unaccompanied. We're forming the Postulancy Cohort in order to create more community and connection through the Postulancy process. In the Postulancy Cohort, you'll journey alongside others who are discerning their membership and involvement in The Order of Sustainable Faith.
The Commitments for the Postulancy Cohort are as follows:
Bi-monthly online chapter meetings.
We'll meet for 1 hour twice a month to touch base and connect to the work of discernment and movement through the postulancy period. There will be a total of 12 meetings over the 6-month postulancy. Participation in 10 meetings is required. Dates are posted to the right. All meetings will be online from 6pm-7pm EST.
Postulancy Cohort Dates
Jan 4, Jan 18
Feb 1, Feb 15
March 8, March 29
April 12th, April 26th
May 10, May 31
June 14, June 28
Monthly meeting with a Spiritual Director.
You'll meet monthly with a Spiritual Director. We're happy to pair you with a spiritual director in our network. Your monthly meeting with your spiritual director is at the core of your discernment process. You're process of discernment toward The Order of Sustainable Faith will pay particular attention to the invitation you feel toward the particular commitments found in the Rule of Life and the questions posed throughout.
Regular review and prayer through Invitations & Commitments
Each Monday, we'll post questions and reflections to guide your week, your prayers, and your conversation with your spiritual director, and ultimately, your discerning community. These questions and reflections will form most of the content of our bi-monthly chapter meetings. The main question during postulancy is:
Do I want to orient my life, alongside others, around a particular set of shared commitments, in service and submission to the mission of God? .
Monthly financial membership in support of our commitment to a shared economy.
$60 Monthly Dues
Our commitment to a shared economy begins in postulancy. These monthly dues allow us to provide spiritual direction to you during postulancy and journey alongside of you more directly. The Order of Sustainable Faith does not profit through your postulancy process.
If $60/month doesn't feel sacrificial, we encourage you to give more.
If $60/month isn't possible for you, we encourage you to give less.
Registration deadline for this cohort is Dec 21st 2016