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Dear Friends,

A recent document from the Vatican, entitled The Gift of the Priestly Vocation, presents a vision for the initial and ongoing formation of priests.  The document states that, " . . . every priest should always feel that he is a disciple on a journey, constantly needing an integrated formation, understood as a continuous configuration to Christ" (Ratio Fundamentalis, 3).

The programs of the Institute for Priestly Formation seek to provide this kind of formation for seminarians, priests, and those involved with priestly formation.  Beginning in 1995, the Institute has offered programs to over 2,600 seminarians, over 700 priests and to many additional vocation and seminary personnel.

Our website will acquaint you with the program offerings for 2018, all of which help seminarians and priests to become disciples and, through an integrated formation, to draw more deeply in configuration to Christ.

We hope that these programs may be of service to you or those whom you serve. Let us know if we can answer any questions. Please pray that we remain faithful to all that the Lord has committed to our care.

Sincerely in the Lord,

Father Richard J. Gabuzda
Executive Director
The Institute for Priestly Formation