Christian formation is basically the blossoming of the entire human person who becomes a child of God through baptism which incorporates one into the Mystical Body of Christ in the Spirit. It is fundamentally faith formation leading to gradual configuration to Christ Jesus through the virtues of faith, hope and charity. "you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator" (Col 3: 9-10) Christ calls His disciples, forms them into a community and prepares them to be with Him constantly and to continue His mission in the world even today (cf. Mk 3:14). Religious formation is the process that helps one to become a disciple of Christ, gradually identify with the attitude of Christ (cf. Phil 2:5) and grow in union with Him98. The primary purpose of religious formation is to initiate the candidates into religious life, to prepare them to consecrate themselves totally to God and to enable the professed young religious to discover, assimilate and to deepen in them their religious identity. The objective of the religious formation of the Sisters of the Destitute is to make the candidate competent and determined to be configured with Christ the Destitute who, being obedient unto death on the cross, revealed the compassionate love of God the Father in its fullness and to serve Him by seeing Him in all, especially the poor. Our formation is Christ-centred, person-oriented and integral, taking into account the specific charism of our Congregation, our spirituality, the signs of the times and the specificity of the culture. SD finds fulfilment in sharing with others the joy of configuring with Christ the Compassionate, Destitute and who was obedient unto death on the cross. She is urged to invite and motivate many others to share this experience.