• The Identity of the Priesthood in the Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis

    Introduction On behalf of Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, and on behalf of the community of priests with whom I work in that Dicastery, I thank the German Episcopal Conference for your kind invitation to be...
  • Course on the Practice of Priestly Formation 2018 – 2019

      Course on the Practice of Priestly Formation 2018 – 2019 In light of the new Ratio fundamentalis, “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation,”   the course is offered to all Priests who continue their own ongoing formation in Rome and who...
  • Human formation and the spiritual life - HE Jorge Patrón Wong

    I would like to begin with the concluding words of the homily that Pope Francis delivered on the 29th of March 2018, at the Mass of the Chrism:  “A priest who is close to his people walks among them with the closeness and tenderness of a good...
  • Promoting vocations to the priesthood

    The present Conference of the European Vocational Services has been placed between two temporal and ecclesial coordinates, separated by twenty years: The European Convention of 1997 and the next Assembly of the Synod of the Bishops. The starting...
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