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UPDATE: CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED

Based on the recommendations by public health officials and after consultation with both of our sponsoring organizations, Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary and Saint Luke Institute, we have decided to reschedule the Conference on Human Formation, Mental Health Matters. The new dates for the conference are April 19-22, 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We feel this is the safest choice for all of our participants given the current public health climate, as many would be traveling from around the country to participate.

The Conference on Human Formation is a biennial conference series on key topics in human formation for priests and men and women religious, sponsored by Saint Luke Institute and Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Seminary and School of Theology 

The third biennial Conference on Human Formation will address mental health concerns that commonly arise among men and women pursuing priesthood and religious life. This conference is designed for formation and vocations personnel as well as diocesan and religious leadership.

Topics include addressing mood disorders and anxiety, understanding personality disorders, screening for emotional and psychosexual concerns, dealing with trauma or abuse in discernment, and more.

We will re-open registration in the coming weeks. Contact us with any questions: 502-632-2471 or [email protected].

2018: Intercultural Competencies for Human Formation

This conference took place on April 15-18, 2018, and explored new strategies for evaluating, forming and acculturating international candidates, clergy and religious for ministry in the United States.

Workshop recordings will be online soon. Contact us if you have questions.

2015: Practical Models for Celibacy Formation

Our first conference, in December 2015, offered resources for creating and strengthening celibacy formation programs. Browse the workshop recordings from our 2015 conference.