The Seminary

In its preparation of men for the priesthood, Holy Apostles Seminary is committed to providing solid formation in all aspects of seminary life, in accord with the directives of the Catholic Church. It is guided by the norms established by the Holy See, notably in the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis (1992), and by the norms established by the American Bishops in the Program for Priestly Formation.

Each of the areas of priestly formation specified in the Program of Priestly Formation is emphasized:

A formation team, assisted by counseling professionals, serves growth toward human maturity in the important qualities needed for leaders in the Church today, especially chaste celibate living. The Spiritual Director, under the guidance of the Rector, shapes a rich spiritual program which nourishes the entire seminary program.

The faculty provides an excellent academic program suited to meet the complex circumstances of our time.

A variety of pastoral courses and field education placements enables the seminarians to acquire pastoral skills needed to serve the Church effectively today.

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