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In the midst of the busyness and the intensity of diocesan priestly life, alongside the press of various cultural influences these days, priests may find themselves straining to maintain a fulfilling prayer life and a clear awareness of their identity before God in their priestly commitment. The Institute for Priestly Formation recognizes the importance of formation in the interior life, not only during seminary years, but also throughout priestly life. Intimate communion with Christ throughout a lifetime of active priestly ministry flourishes most when the priest experiences accompaniment in his interior life. IPF fosters this accompaniment through programs and resources that support the diocesan priest in his own commitment to deepening personal relationship with the Trinity as well as tools that assist the priest in teaching others how to pray. A priest is most equipped to serve others in their spiritual lives when he himself is continually nourished by the heartfelt encounter with Christ that keeps him anchored in his priestly identity.
Click on the links below to learn more about IPF programs for diocesan priests