When most people hear the word “Seminary,” they properly envision a building occupied by men who are being formed to serve as ordained priests. This is very much at the heart of what we do at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary. Our mission, however, includes our being a theological center of learning with men and women who study with us both on campus and online. Could there be even more than this?
Priests, themselves, are in need of ongoing formation. Saint John Paul II in his post-synodal exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis (“I will give you shepherds”) wrote that “permanent formation is a requirement of the priest’s own faithfulness to his ministry, to his very being. It is love for Jesus Christ and fidelity to oneself. But it is also an act of love for the People of God, at whose service the priest is placed.” The Byzantine Catholic Seminary is pleased to share with you the details of its Community of Ongoing Formation and invite to join us for a period of time those priests desiring a sabbatical or a time and place to do academic research, or any Roman Catholic priests seeking bi-ritual faculties.
Please review the pages below for more information about these programs: