Formation of aspiring religious is central to the work of the members of the Conference. COR aims to facilitate collaborative initiatives in this area.
The Conference of Religious has set up a Formation Committee whose members are experienced practitioners in the area of Formation for the Religious Life. They are the signposts for developments in formation and provide important contacts with other formators and organisations in this field.
The organisation presently dealing with enquiries for the Religious Life on behalf of COR is COMPASS, this organisation acts as a clearing house for enquiries about Religious Life in England and Wales. For more information about COMPASS visit: www.compass-points.org.uk.
Courses are also available at the Religious Life Institute, Hawkstone Hall, St Anselm's and St Luke's. They can be contacted as below:
Religious Life Institute (RLI)
Religious Life Institute Overview – Gemma Simmonds CJ Religious Life Institute Overview – Gemma Simmonds CJ
St Luke's Centre
0161 226 4563
COR also works closely with the National Office for Vocation (NOV), who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8458 6017.
MA in Christian Spirituality at Heythrop College
The MA in Christian Spirituality at Heythrop College, University of London, offers an opportunity to deepen one’s understanding of some of the major traditions of Christian spirituality – Franciscan, Carmelite, Ignatian, Mystical, English – as well as to reflect on spiritual growth, personal transformation, the theory of spiritual direction, and on the place and forms of spirituality in society today. Teaching is by small, weekly seminars and personal tutorial help is given with essays and dissertations. Please find further details about the programme on the Heythrop College website: www.heythrop.ac.uk.