The Catechumenate

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The second stage of the RCIA process is a time of structured prayer and study. In this stage, the catechumens work together to learn the basic teachings and actions of the Christian faith, under the guidance of mentors from the larger Christian community.

The catechumenate is a period of formation of undetermined length during which an individual desiring incorporation into the Christian community prays, studies, and discerns, in conjunction both with others who seek the faith and with...


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