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Seminar for Seminary Spiritual Directors

The Institute for Priestly Formation will offer a three-week Seminar for Seminary Spiritual Directors designed for full-time or adjunct Seminary Spiritual Directors. Whether you are new to seminary formation, or an experienced seminary spiritual director, this Seminar promises to strengthen your understanding of prayer and discernment, as well as provide tools for discernment with candidates and seminarians.

The Seminar, conducted by Fr. Joseph Kelly and Fr. Vincent Fortunato, O.F.M. Cap. is designed to enhance participants' experience and understanding of accompaniment in spiritual direction and in vocational discernment. Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. will also offer teachings on “Discerning God’s Will” and Fr. Brian Welter will offer teachings on prayer and priestly identity. The program welcomes participants with an optional weekend of directed prayer. The following three weeks include a two-hour morning practicum, afternoon or evening seminars, and round table discussions on topics particular to seminary formation (weekends are free).