Formation Program

The four-month Formation Program, held in Los Angeles each year from the end of August to mid December, takes place in a setting of community living, participative learning and prayer. It is designed to help candidates develop the tools necessary to succeed in their mission service.


The formation program consists of three main areas:

Spiritual Development

Candidates study scripture, mission theology, spirituality, world religions, Catholic social teaching, moral theology, and participate in retreats.

Cross Cultural Issues

Candidates have workshops in education and healthcare in developing countries, power and diversity, realities of cross-cultural living, and intercultural development.

Personal Development

Personal Development: Candidates examine communication, personality inventories, community living, staying healthy (emotionally & physically), and transitions.

Application Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. To be considered for the August Formation Program, applications must be received by February 15th.

Prepare, Pray, Learn: Formation Program for International Mission Service — This brochure explains more about our dynamic Formation Program and how your organization can join us to prepare for mission. Click here to download.

LMH Class of 2019 Formation Video





Be the first to know about our work in developing countries.
Join our email list.