The general objective of the collegiate
is to help the collegians go through the normal development of an adolescent
Christian towards maturity on all levels, in the context of a perceived
call from God to be a Redemptorist.
1. to get know the person of Christ and
to develop a personal relationship with him through reading and reflection,
personal prayer and the celebration of the sacraments.
2. to come to a clearer understanding of
the special strengths and weaknesses of the Christian community in the
3. to obtain a knowledge and experience
of Redemptorist spirituality and the Alphonsian charism.
4. to develop a filial relationship with
our Blessed Mother Mary based on admiration, gratitude and trust.
5. to grow in the awareness of self in
the context of grace and sin, working towards the acquisition of virtues
and elimination of vice thus experiencing conversion.
1. to acquire understanding of the mind
and heart of Christ (his outlook, his values and his attitudes towards
his Father and towards people and of his saving life and mission).
2. to gain professional knowledge of the
human sciences and other matters needed in preparation for their post-graduate
studies in theology.
3. to acquire the self-discipline of serious
study and critical thinking
4. to develop communication skills and
other faculties necessary to connect his intellectual pursuits with
the realities of life.
5. to become a person who loves to read
6. to attain reasonable proficiency in
written and spoken English.
1. to begin to develop and a sense of mission,
being sent by Christ through the work of the church.
2. to initiate them into the apostolic
life of the Redemptorist
3. to make them aware of the life of the
4. to be able to see things from a Gospel
point of view
5. to challenge them to relate to ordinary
people with the compassion of Christ.
6. to arouse in them a spirit of generosity
7. to acquire a faith that can read the
"signs of the times"
1. to help them become aware of the dynamics
of their emotional life as an essential element in their growth towards
emotional balance and maturity.
2. to help them develop openness and honesty
with themselves and with others as necessary requirement for growth in
3. to help build up their individual identity
by reflection on and analysis of their strengths and weaknesses and by
appropriate follow up action on these.
4. to encourage them to have healthy relationships
with their peer group, with the opposite sex and with others.
5. to facilitate growth in their understanding
and acceptance of their sexuality in order to be able to choose freely
the celibate life.
6. to build the atmosphere where they can
express their true self.
1. to develop facility for teamwork and
living in community
2. to develop personal initiative and leadership
qualities within and outside the collegiate community
3. to facilitate a deeper appreciation
of their identity as persons in formation
4. to challenge them to appreciate the
collegiate as their basic and primary community
5. to lead them to appreciate the role
of authority in christian community life
6. to encourage trust in the role of the
formator in facilitating and guiding their growth