"Our formation brings into our lives the fundamental characteristics of the Congregation's mission and nature. The Scalabrinian religious derives his spirituality from the Founder's charisma and from the living experience of the Congregation as lived in the different local churches. He, then, matures it through scriptural and theological reflection on the role his missionary plays within the divine plan of salvation.
Because he is called to serve migrants who of the most diverse origins, the Scalabrinian religious acquires a spirit of complete availability and adaptability to their needs, and develops a universal mind. He rounds out his formation with a psychological, technical and, above all, a pastoral preparation, grounded on the knowledge and on the practical experience of the human, social and religious realities of the world of migration". (RL 16)
The vocation is a calling that utilizes even mediations and external circumstances. But, first and foremost, it is a calling from God that manifests itself through a variety of personal gifts (aspirations, expectations, projects, qualities) -all this is the works of the Spirit- that are in harmony with the project of Scalabrinian life and enable us to live it. This vocation is recognized in the person; it involves him totally, in all the dimensions of his personality for his entire life.
The formation for the Scalabrinian religious life is a journey whose purpose is to help one recognize, assimilate and develop the values and attitudes that constitute the vocational suitability, which is a sign of the calling and the fruit of the response to that call ..."
(General Program of Scalabrinian Formation n. 81-83)