Saint Peter Favre Centre for Formators to the Priesthood and Religious Life
Director Fr. Stanisław Morgalla, SJ
Purpose: To help vocational and priestly formators acquire a more precise educational expertise in the realization of the task - entrusted to them by their Bishops, Superiors or Major Superiors - of discernment and vocational accompaniment of seminarians and religious men and women.
Methodology: Inspired by the Ignatian Spirituality, the Centre seeks to elaborate an interdisciplinary and dialogic model of formation (theology, spirituality, psychology and other human sciences). Courses and seminars, in-situ visits, exchanges in small working groups (linguistic), thematic workshops favor a theoretical and practical preparation of the role of the formator. In addition, the proposal of a personal accompaniment - spiritual direction, vocational growth interviews, group dynamics - are intended to help prospective formators arrive at a synthesis and a personal integration.
Procedures for the admission
The pre-registration process begins January 16 and ends on April 30 every year. The application form must be complete on appropriate forms available at the Director of the Centre.
Candidates must attend an interview with the Director, to complete their enrollment, no later than September 20.
For candidates to the license of Spiritual Theology with specialization in Vocational Formation, it will be necessary the authorization of the Faculty of Theology and comply with all the current norms of admission of such Faculty.
However in September, candidates must present the duly completed online inscription form to the Registrar's Office, authorized by the Director of the Centre. Watch to each accademic calendar in order to know the start and the end dates of the admission period: https://www.unigre.it/Studenti/calendario_next_en.php
To complete the online inscription form and the online registration form go to: https://www.unigre.it/Studenti/immatricolazione_en.php.
There are a limited number of places.
The number of admitted students will be determinate each year in order to offer a strong active partecipation and a good performance of practical experience and exercises to the students.
The Centre reserves the right to value and decide - even during the formation - if a student is eligible to continue or not the program, since the delicacy of the task.