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IPF Symposia

For many years, IPF has sponsored symposia at different seminaries to promote reflection upon priestly identity and seminary formation. Symposia proceedings have been published as booklets available through the Institute for Priestly Formation. To purchase copies of past symposia proceedings, use the printable order form. The 2012 and 2013 symposia are available in book format, "The Priest as Beloved Son,” through IPF Publications.

Beloved Son

“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:11)

2012 Symposium: Beloved Son: Living Christ’s Own Filial Obedience

Co-Sponsor: Kenrick Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

2013 Symposium: Beloved Son: Living Christ’s Own Filial Obedience II

Co-Sponsor: The Athenaeum of Ohio, Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Chaste Spouse

“Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”(Matthew 9:15)

2001 Symposium: Chaste Celibacy: Living Christ’s Own Spousal Love

Co-Sponsor: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan

2007 Symposium: Chaste Celibacy: Living Christ’s Own Spousal Love, Series II

Co-Sponsor: Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida

 

Spiritual Father

“Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:9)

2003 Symposium: Spiritual Fatherhood: Living Christ’s Own Revelation of the Father

Co-Sponsor: Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland

2009 Symposium: Spiritual Fatherhood: Living Christ’s Own Revelation of the Father II

Co-Sponsor: Pontifical North American College, Rome

 

Spiritual Physician

“When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.” (Mark 1:32-34)

2002 Symposium: Spiritual Physician: Living Christ’s Own Mission of Healing Love

Co-Sponsor: Norte Dame Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana

2008 Symposium: Spiritual Physician: Living Christ’s Own Mission of Healing Love II

Co-Sponsor: Saint Mary’s Seminary, Houston, Texas

 

Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)

2006 Symposium: Good Shepherd: Living Christ’s Own Pastoral Authority

Co-Sponsor: University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL

2011 Symposium: Good Shepherd: Living Christ’s Own Pastoral Authority II

Co-Sponsor: Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Formation in the New Evangelization

2005 Symposium: Interiority for Mission: Formation for Priests of the New Evangelization

Co-Sponsor: Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado

2010: The New Evangelization: Implications for Priestly Formation

Co-Sponsor: Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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