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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.

Please Note

  • 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.).

Class Schedule

  • Pre-Session – Christian Prayer and Virtue (2) and an eight day individually directed silent retreat
  • Term I –  Christian Spirituality and Sexuality (3) and  The Spirituality of Diocesan Priesthood (2)
  • Term II – The Mystery of the Liturgy: Receiving in Celebration and in Life (2)
  • Summer Credits: 9

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should be part of a Roman Catholic seminary formation program.

Spiritual Formation Requirements

  • Daily Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours and weekly Eucharistic Adoration
  • One hour of personal prayer per day
  • Weekly spiritual direction
  • 8-day individually directed silent retreat