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: year 2017-2018
No later than September 20, 2017, candidates must attend an interview with the Director of the Centre, to complete their enrollment.
For candidates to the license of Spiritual Theology with specialization in Vocational Formation, it will be necessary to obtain the authorization from the Faculty of Theology and comply with all the current norms of admission from such Faculty.
From September 16 to September 29th 2017, one must present the duly completed online registration form (www.ungre.it) and the duly completed online inscription form to the Registrar's Office, the latter authorized by the Director of the Centre.
The course has a limited number. Given the exercise and the practical experiences, only at the convenience of a decided active participation of students in the progression of the courses, the number of admitted students will be necessarily reduced and determined each year.
Given the delicacy of the task for which students are prepared, the Centre reserves the right to assess and decide - even during the formation - whether a particular student is eligible to continue the program.