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What Makes a Happy Priest?

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Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., explores the results of his research on priestly spirituality, happiness, and wellness.

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Overview

Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., explores the results of his research on priestly spirituality, happiness, and wellness. With the input of over 4,000 priests, Msgr. Rossetti found surprising conclusions about the state of priestly happiness, burnout and their psychological health that will defy many popular assumptions.

The presentation highlights what factors make a happy priest and the essential building blocks of a strong spiritual life. These findings not only are applicable to priests in particular, but to any person desirous of living a happy and holy life.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1.  Learn about the psychological and spiritual state of priesthood in the United States;
  2. Explore the factors that make a happy priest and prevent burnout; and
  3. Explore the spiritual lives of priests today and what makes a healthy priestly spiritual life.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, religious, seminarians, and those involved in vocations, clergy formation, and clergy personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

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

  1. Are you sure priests are being honest when they fill out their surveys?
  2. Are younger priests different than older priests? Why?
  3. If priests are indeed happy, why are there not more vocations?
  4. What’s it like being the chaplain at Antarctica? (response: cold!)