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Human Formation in the Propaedeutic Year

$25.00

Thursday, November 30
1:00-2:00 pm EST

Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., identifies benchmarks for spiritual, psychological and emotional development.

Can’t make the live event? The $25 registration fee includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.

Product Description

Overview

The Gift of the Priestly Vocation, promulgated in 2016 by the Congregation for the Clergy, recognizes the propaedeutic phase of reflection and preparation prior to entering major seminary as a critical component of priestly formation. Developing specific goals and objectives for human formation in the propaedeutic stage can provide a solid foundation for growth throughout initial formation.

Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., identifies benchmarks for spiritual, psychological and emotional development in this important phase of priestly formation. Fr. Songy, a licensed clinical psychologist and spiritual director, has served as director of formation for both diocesan seminarians and religious men studying for the priesthood.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Identify the basic human formation needs for a seminarian in the propaedeutic stage;
  2. Explore specific goals and objectives for the first year of human formation; and
  3. Discuss a model of accompaniment for human formation advisors.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What do I believe are the most important goals for a propaedeutic year?
  2. Why is the propaedeutic stage considered an essential element of priestly formation?
  3. Does human formation during the propaedeutic year differ from that of the other years of formation?