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Summer Spiritual Formation Program for Seminarians
Program dates: May 21st - June 28th, 2013
Application deadline: March 1, 2013
Poster: Summer Program 2013
St. Peter's Seminary is pleased to offer the Summer Spiritual Formation Program for Seminarians beginning in May for six weeks. This program, modelled on the highly successful program established by the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska, will offer seminarians from across Canada the opportunity to grow in knowledge, and experience a deepened spiritual life upon which their priestly formation and ministry may be based.
This annual summer program seeks to respond to the need within our contemporary age for concentrated spiritual formation by integrating prayer, study, sharing of faith and supervised pastoral outreach. All of these elements assist seminarians in developing their relationship with God and a greater appreciation of the leading of the Holy Spirit in their lives and in our world. Bishops from across Canada have expressed their encouragement for the value and significance of this program for their future priests.
Program Components: (i) Module on Prayer and Discernment; (ii) Eight-day Ignatian Retreat; (iii) Daily Prayer and Liturgy; (iv) Adoration; (v) *Courses; (vi) Spiritual Direction; (vii) Pastoral Outreach
*The two half courses taught in this program are equivalent to one full university course, which can be transferred toward a seminarian's Theology degree according to the standards of their home university.
Rev. Steve Wlusek, Rector, St. Peter's Seminary
Rev. Alan Momney, Faculty, Formation Advisory & Spiritual Director, St. Peter's Seminary
Rev. Kevin Cull, Vocations Director, Diocese of Hamilton
Ms. Teresa Hartnett, Office for Ministry, Familiy and Religious Education, Diocese of Hamilton
The park-like grounds of St. Peter's Seminary provide an ideal setting for this program. Participants will reside in the air conditioned Aquinas House located next to the Seminary building. Located in North London, seminarians will be close to Masonville Mall, movie theatres, restaurants, the University of Western Ontario, libraries, parks and the city's downtown.