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  • Discover Christ crucified in the prisons
    Discover Christ crucified in the prisons

    The International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care organised its XIV World Congress of Prison Pastoral Care which was hosted in Panamá from 7-11 February. There were 55 participants from 41 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, England & Wales, Estonia, France, Germany,  Guatemala,... Read more

  • Invitation to the World Retreat for Priests organized by the Shrine of Ars in France (5-11 February 2018) preached by Enzo Bianchi
    Invitation to the World Retreat for Priests  organized by the Shrine of Ars in France (5-11 February 2018)  preached by Enzo Bianchi

    200 years ago, in February, Saint John Vianney came in Ars for the first time. We will celebrate his arrival specially with the coming of hundreds of priests from the whole world, sharing the World Retreat for Priests, preached by Enzo Bianchi and concluded by Cardinal Stella, Prefect for the Clergy for Pope Francis! How to become a dynamic and holy priest like the Cure of Ars today? The famous... Read more

  • Course on the Practice of Priestly Formation 2017 – 2018
    Course on the Practice of Priestly Formation 2017 – 2018

    In light of the new Ratio fundamentalis “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation”, this course is intended for all Priests interested in:   + Discerning: their own path as formators of the People of God, and with the purpose of preparing  for ministry in the fields of Priestly Vocations and of the initial and ongoing formation of the Clergy. + Deepening: their own chosen vocation, the... Read more

  • Fundamental Principles of the New Rfis
    Fundamental Principles of the New Rfis

    The Seminary, as an institution, exists in the form of a Christian formative community. This means that the community is not only the place where formation is received, but rather that it possesses a formative capacity in itself. This is according to the fundamental value of communion in the Church and with the radical way of community life that is proper to priestly ministry. A healthy pedagogy... Read more

  • SERRA CLUB’S 75TH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
    SERRA CLUB’S 75TH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

    I am very pleased to meet with you today, members of the Serra Club. I feel a strong bond with you because of my personal history and pastoral duties. When I was a seminarian, in Yucatan, I recall a group of Serra Club members was a strong supporter of the Seminary. They held their meetings in an area of ​​the building intended for this purpose and were always ready to support the Seminary in... Read more

  • Cdardinal Stella at the Serra Club International: The feast of God’s love, of Jesus Christ…a feast we celebrate with joy
    Cdardinal Stella at the Serra Club International: The feast of God’s love, of Jesus Christ…a feast we celebrate with joy

    The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which we celebrate today, has been described by Pope Francis as “the feast of God’s love, of Jesus Christ…a feast we celebrate with joy” (Francis, Homily on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 27 June 2014). Coming here to Rome for your International Convention, gives you the opportunity to pause and to contemplate the beauty of Father’s love... Read more

  • FOUNDATIONS OF PRIESTLY FORMATION
    FOUNDATIONS OF PRIESTLY FORMATION

    The objective of the diocesan seminary is to form shepherds. This simple idea demands that all the other formative elements be subordinated to this end, thus acquiring their proper place in formation. If one wishes to expand this brief description, it can be said that the seminary must form men-disciples and missionaries-shepherds for the people of God. When we put it this way, with hyphens in... Read more

  • Interview with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy His Eminence, Beniamino Cardinal Stella
    Interview with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy His Eminence, Beniamino Cardinal Stella

    Osservatore Romano, 7 December, 2016 On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Congregation for the Clergy promulgated the new Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis, an instrument for the formation of priests. What is the rationale for a new Document for future priests and what were the guiding principles for the preparation of the text? The last Ratio Fundamentalis dates back... Read more

  • The Gift of the Priestly Vocation - Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis
    The Gift of the Priestly Vocation - Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis

    The gift of the priestly vocation, placed by God in the hearts of some men, obliges the Church to propose to them a serious journey of formation. As Pope Francis recalled on the occasion of his address to the Plenary of the Congregation for the Clergy (3 October 2014): “It means guarding and fostering vocations, that they may bear mature fruit. They are ‘uncut diamonds’, to be formed both... Read more

  • Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations
    Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

    Led by the Spirit for Mission   Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the last few years, we have considered two aspects of the Christian vocation: the summons to “go out from ourselves” to hear the Lord’s voice, and the importance of the ecclesial community as the privileged place where God’s call is born, nourished and expressed. Now, on this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, I would like to... Read more