In 1998, the Pre-Novitiate was started in Jabalpur. It was named as ‘Vidya Bhavan’. This falls within the Geographical boundary of Delhi Province.
The present Director is Bro. B. Joseph (P), assisted by Bro. Kiran Kumar Kata (D). There are forty six candidates over there. The Yercaud Province has 15 candidates. This was possible only due to the hard work and efforts taken by Provincial Administration and the Vocation Promotion Commission of the Province. We wish and pray that they will shape well and prepare themselves seriously to enter the Novitiate.
Vision: Mature young men, moved by the spirit, share the life of the Montfort Brothers, willing to consecrate themselves to the service of God and man in the Congregation.
Mission: In the light of this vision, moved by the Spirit, the candidates, under the guidance of the Formator, will commit themselves to:
* human and Christian growth,
* acquisition of relevant knowledge and professional skills in teaching ministry,
* the discernment of their vocation,
* apostolic exposures and initiation,
* an orientation to the spirituality of the Founder.
1. To lead the candidate into the way of vocational clarity and maturity in preparation for his entrance to the Novitiate.
2. To develop in him the apostolic commitment in the light of the charism and mission of the Congregation.
3. To deepen the personal growth process initiated in the Juniorate.
4. To develop the intellectual capacity of individual candidate necessary for religious life and apostolate.
Montfort Aruludayam, Otterpalayam
- Periya Nayagam