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  • New Dates - Invitation to the World Retreat for Priests organized by the Shrine of Ars in France (24-29 September 2018) preached by Enzo Bianchi
    New Dates - Invitation to the World Retreat for Priests organized by the Shrine of Ars in France (24-29 September 2018) preached by Enzo Bianchi

    200 years ago, 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 founder of the... Read more

  • The key aspects of the Ratio Fundamentalis and their application - Conference of Bishops of the Philippines
    The key aspects of the Ratio Fundamentalis and their application - Conference of Bishops of the Philippines

    The Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis finds its origin in the first article of the conciliar decree Optatam Totius. It establishes general norms that will subsequently be applied to different cultural contexts, according to the reality of each country. The focus is on the dialogue between the universal view of the Holy See and the specific perspective of the Conference of Bishops.... Read more

  • Homily by Most Reverend Jorge Carlos Patron Wong - National Conference for the Promotion of the New Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis
    Homily by Most Reverend Jorge Carlos Patron Wong - National Conference for the Promotion of the New Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis

    Every Eucharist has a special meaning for each one of us. Let me share with you the meaning I am experiencing in concelebrating this Eucharist with you. To concelebrate the Eucharist with so many bishops, so many priests, religious, lay people from the Philippines, many experience what you have in your heart, what you represent. Because in this concelebration like all the concelebrations we had... Read more

  • Change of venue: International Meeting of the Congregation for the Clergy Regarding the Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis
    Change of venue: International Meeting of the Congregation for the Clergy Regarding the  Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis

    International Meeting of the Congregation for the Clergy Regarding the Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis (4 - 7 October, 2017)   Change of Venue   The International Meeting regarding the  Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis, organized by the Congregation for the Clergy, will take place from October 4th  to the 7th. Plans have changed regarding the... Read more

  • 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

  • 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