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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 Growing into Authentic Manhood with Christ the Priest (2)
  • Term II – The Mystery of the Liturgy: Receiving in Celebration and in Life (2)
  • Summer Credits: 8

Schedule Notes

  • Two hours of class per day, Monday through Friday
  • One two-week period contains extra conference hours for a two credit course
  • 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

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 through Friday

  • 7:00 am – Holy Hour
  • 8:00 am – Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 am – Mass
  • 11:00 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. – Class
  • 5:15 - 6:15 pm – Dinner
  • 6:30 pm – Evening Prayer (Wednesday, Eucharistic Adoration)
  • Evening – Free for reading, prayer, physical exercise, or leisure

Daily Schedule – Weekends

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