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Schedules and Academics

Class Schedule

  • Pre-Session – Christian Prayer and Discernment (2) and an eight day individually directed silent retreat
  • Term I –  Prayer and Priestly Identity (2) and  Human and Spiritual Foundations for Receiving Celibacy as Generative Gift (3)
  • Term II – The Mystery of the Liturgy: Receiving in Celebration and in Life (2)
  • Summer Credits: 9

Schedule Notes

  • Two hours of class per day, Monday through Friday
  • One two-week period contains extra conference hours for a two credit course
  • Apostolic work* each week, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for five weeks
  • One hour of private prayer a day, “alone with God,” meditation and contemplation
  • One and a half hours per day of communal prayer: Morning and Evening Prayer, Eucharist, and weekly Eucharistic Adoration
  • Apostolic Work: During two afternoons per week over five weeks, students will be engaged in apostolic ministry with children, the sick, and the poor (hospital pastoral team ministry, outreach to the elderly, and to the physically and mentally disabled, etc.).

Academic Notes

  • All courses offered receive undergraduate or graduate theology credit at the 500 level, affording the student the possibility of transferring credit into existing seminary programs.
  • Courses focus on integrated learning: sound academic discipline coupled with personal growth and apostolic application amidst contemplative leisure and solitude for prayer. IPF’s faculty is specially selected to be in harmony with our stated objectives.
  • Class attendance in IPF courses is restricted to seminarians, with exceptions granted by IPF’s executive director.

Daily Schedule – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 7:30 am – Morning Prayer
  • 8:00-10:00 am – Class
  • 10:30 am – Eucharist
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch
  • Afternoon – Free time for reading, prayer, physical exercise, or leisure
  • 4:30-6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 6:30 pm – Evening Prayer (Wednesday, Eucharistic Adoration)
  • Evening – Free for reading, prayer, physical exercise, or leisure

Daily Schedule – Tuesday, Thursday

  • 7:30 am – Morning Prayer
  • 8:00-10:00 am – Class
  • 10:30 am – Eucharist
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch
  • Afternoon – Apostolic ministry
  • 4:30-6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 6:30 pm – Evening Prayer
  • Evening – Free for reading, prayer, physical exercise, or leisure

Daily Schedule – Weekends

  • Free time for recreation, prayer, reading, etc.

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