Intellectual Formation

Intellectual Formation

Studying the faith and developing the mind to more effectively share the Gospel.

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Human Formation

Human Formation

Becoming a well-rounded, well-adjusted man of God.

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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

Growing closer to Christ through study, prayer, and the Sacraments.

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Pastoral Formation

Pastoral Formation

Learning how to serve others and draw people closer to Christ.

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From Church Documents

“The goal is the development not just of a well-rounded person, a prayerful person, or an experienced pastoral practitioner but rather one who understands his spiritual development within the context of his call to service in the Church, his human development within the greater context of his call to advance the mission of the Church, his intellectual development as the appropriation of the Church’s teaching and tradition, and his pastoral formation as participation in the active ministry of the Church.”
-Program for Priestly Formation, no. 71