FIAT TRAINING PROGRAM

Fiat Training Programs are organized to form passionate and saintly missionaries who bear authentic witness to Christ. It is 100 days long program and is meant for those desiring to take up the challenge of full time commitment - committing themselves totally to Christ and to His mission. The dream of planting the cross of Christ across India is being realized as these commissioned missionaries proclaim gospel in areas denied to priests and religious on account of religious fundamentalism and discrimination.

FIATMISSION has successfully completed 7 such training programs through which, more than 140 missionaries are commissioned. Three participants have responded and chosen their call to priesthood through our training programs. Starting from our first training program in Orissa in November 2009, we strive to make sure that these missionaries undergo intense formation so that Christ is formed and deeply rooted into their lives. Initially they attend a retreat in which they get a personal God experience which leads them to a lifestyle of Faith, Prayer, Word of God, and Sacraments. They also get trained for intercession, public speaking, outreach, evangelization and final discipleship.

Trainings were mainly focused in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, and North East India. FIATMISSION has covered more than 20 dioceses in these states. As an outcome of these trainings these missionaries are serving the church as per the requirements from the Bishops of the respective diocese. After the training they are posted in different parts of the country according to the need of place and the calibre of the Missionary. We also have two retreat teams, one in Hindi and the other in Oriya, as the fruit of this training. Our missionaries are present in ten states of India and in two countries of Africa (Kenya and Madagascar). Our missionaries will be stationed in four more countries in Africa by August 2013.