1. Formation is a continuous process and holistic. It does not end with a particular level of formation.
2. Christ is at the center of any formation program or process, in fact the center of our Life, the Alpha and the Omega
3. The program is distinctly and uniquely SPC: our life and mission, our charism, vows, and spirituality. It is also Marian and Pauline.
4. There are four key areas of the formation program. These are: human maturity, spiritual maturity, religious maturity and pastoral commitment. Special attention is given to the continuity and progression of formative objectives, processes and activities from Vocation Promotion to Continuing Formation.