Introduction to DJM Formation
DJM means Disciples of Jesus and Mary
The purpose of DJM formation is to offer all people an on-going training program. This program enables all to grow spiritually and to work effectively in the world. It draws material from
the Gospels, the teachings of the Church, and spiritual authors.
The DJM program consists of two phases. The first is "Beginning Formation", and the second is
DJM's beginning formation consists of three parts each with it's own book:
Prayer In Your Life (Usually 6 months) In "Prayer", you discover your plan of life and how to live it.
- Discernment In Your Life (Usually 6 months) "Discernment" guides you with the tools to recognize God's will and shows you how to fulfill it;
- Discipleship Your Way Of Life (Usually one year) "Discipleship" guides you on a lifelong journey. This journey consists of following Jesus, together with Mary, and leads to union with the Blessed Trinity.
DJM's on-going formation consists of disciples sent on specific missions.
They serve the needs of their local parishes, under the directives of their local pastors.
They study the teachings of the Church and follow specific directives to continue their
lives as disciples.
Each and every one of us is called to be a Disciple of Jesus and Mary. In the Gospels,
Jesus and taught His followers discipleship by teaching them to know His Father, and as
a result, to know the Holy Spirit and Himself.
The path to discipleship, as Jesus shows us, leads us into an ever-growing and personal
relationship with the Holy Trinity.
Mary exemplified this discipleship because she was graced with a perfect relationship
with the Trinity. Mary was the Daughter of the Father, the Spouse of the Holy spirit, and
the Mother of the Son. Through Mary's discipleship to the Most Holy Trinity, we find the
most complete expression of the discipleship taught by Jesus.
Being a disciple of Jesus and Mary opens us directly to the Gospel message: "Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptize them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28: 19)