Vocation to religious life is a special call to perfection, to live in complete detachment according to the Gospel percepts; it a call to be close followers, true images and witnesses of Jesus Christ. This is a very valuable gift. ”He called to him those whom he wanted” (Mk.3:13). Special grace is required to hear and accept his call. For our lord has said, “Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given” (Mt 19”11) “If you wish to be perfect, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me”(Mt 19:21). “If any wants to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save heir life will lose their life for my sake, will find it”(Mt 16:24-25). In response to this call, a person accepts religious life in order to follow Christ with pure love and heroic readiness for sacrifice.
The central objective of religious formation in our Congregation is to enable a person to follow Jesus and grow in him. It makes a person grow up always and in very way into Christ (Eph.4:15). It is the Holy Spirit who is the agent of formation. The Bethanian community united in mutual love and deep faith where the “Guru is present” (Jn.11”28) is the essential and ideal atmosphere for the integral growth of the candidate. The oriental and Indian heritage of our Congregation stresses the importance of anubhava (experience) and abhyassa (practice) and guru-sishya (master-disciple) relationship in obtaining the personal growth of those in formation.
The Goal of our apostolate is to prepare all men to know Jesus Christ who the way and the truth and the life(Jn.14”6) and to reborn in Christ; so that they become worthy of the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world(Mt.25”34) It is the love of God who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth(1 tim 2:4) that gives us the vigour of our missionary dynamism. Our love for Christ urges us on (2 Cor.5:14) “to lay down our lives” (Jn 10:11) for those entrusted to our care.
The aim of education is to promote qualitative improvements in the methods of education and make it as an effective instrument of changing the society. By engaging ourselves in the apostolate of education, we are helping young people I making sound moral judgement based on a sell informed conscience.