The basis of human growth for the Christian is the Gospel. Aware that grace can
only build on nature, the one who effects this growth is the Holy Spirit gradually configuring and conforming us to Jesus Christ. The student is to be guided towards personal maturity and
self-responsibility based on integrating, interiorising and living out personal convictions and values based on the Gospel.
Generally, before the students arrive, a psychologist has assessed them on behalf of their diocesan bishop. A profile is made and a report given to the bishop. The Rector and student in collaboration with the College psychologist and spiritual director sets targets and selects areas on which to work. These goals are reviewed and developed.
The aim, therefore is to assist the student to grow in self-knowledge and
self-acceptance towards an affective maturity which demands understanding and coping with feelings and emotions with an awareness of others.
Elements of the course include:
Looking at the student’s personal history
Relationships with others
Sensitivity to others