Community of Priestly Formation

“The goal of priestly formation is the development not just of a wellrounded man, a prayerful man, or an experienced pastoral practitioner, but rather one who understands his human development within the greater context of his call to advance the mission of the Church, his spiritual development within the context of his call to service in 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 of Priestly Formation, #71). 

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary addresses these needs in four distinct but integrated programs, often referred to as the “pillars” of formation.  All these are brought together in the crucible of spiritual direction in the internal forum and in the assessment process in the external forum.

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