Priestly formation today continues the call of Jesus, the response of his first disciples, and their communion of life. The Gospel foundation of priestly formation precedes programs, structures, and plans. What was vital and essential for that first community of disciples remains so today. Let’s examine the four aspects of priestly formation.
The life of a seminarian is filled with time for prayer, study, service, and developing bonds of fraternity. Monthly meetings with spiritual directors and priest mentors are part of the program, as well as annual retreats and days of recollection.
“If there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, keep on doing the things that you have learned and received, and the God of peace will be with you.”