Formation

The seminary attends to the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation of the men entrusted to its care. The goal is not just the development 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. As a future priest, he must pursue his human development within the greater context of his call to advance the mission of the Church. He must see his intellectual development as the eager appropriation of the Church’s teaching and tradition. His pastoral formation must be participation in the active ministry of the Church.