The training revolves around some fundamental points, which shape the lifestyle according to which the students of the CTF live:
- communion: fraternal life, sharing, friendship, mutual support;
- strong commitment to the study;
- contact and openness to different cultures;
- experience of the universality of the Church and of her charisms, also from the ecumenical point of view;
- closeness to the “Chair of St. Peter”, foundation of the unity of faith and of the Church;
- contact with the origins of the Christian faith in the West;
- orientation to a deeper spirituality and to the apostolate;
- service, especially for the poor.
In short, what the Church asks to every student of their universities: communion, study, prayer and service.
«The purpose of study at every Pontifical University is ecclesial. Research and study ought to be integrated with personal and community life, with missionary commitment, with fraternal charity and sharing with the poor, with care of the interior life in relationship with the Lord».
(pope FRANCIS (Adress to the Community of the Pontifical Gregorian University, 10 april 2014).).
Grow in peer education
The CTF proposes an experience of peer education, which operates in the sharing of daily and academic life (eating food together, expecting each other and sharing experiences), personal history, faith and culture and personal talents.
Therefore, formation is distinguished mainly by the style of living together, making them capable of generating a new mentality of encounter and acceptance.
«You women know how to embody the tender face of God, his mercy, which is translated into a willingness to give time rather than to occupy space, to welcome rather than to exclude»,
pope Francis (Address to Participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, 2015).