For our spiritual reading this afternoon we read the discussion of GC 26 about Formation, especially the ambiance of a formation house and the role and responsibility of the formation staff. Quite interesting, but nothing new! I suppose, cannot expect to see some 'different' formation, altogether!
However, I'm now convinced that 80 % of formation takes place outside the formation house. That large share of formation responsibility rests with the confreres of the province as a whole, not just the formation staff alone. The latter contribute just 20% to this process.
The basic thing of formation however, remains the same: it is the responsibility of the individual, ultimately!