|Meet the Sacerdos Institute|
The mission of the Sacerdos Institute is to be a center of spirituality and communion, of theological and pastoral formation at the service of the church and her pastors. The institute is directed at the permanent formation and perseverance of diocesan priests, conscious that priests are the portion of the Church most loved by the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Institute favors reciprocal enrichment by means of an interchange of personal experiences and pastoral ideas among priests. It creates moments of fraternity and communion, putting itself at the disposition of the clergy to collaborate with diocesan programs. The Sacerdos Institute also organizes courses geared towards priests and seminarians.
Activities for Intellectual Formation
Course for seminary formators in Leggiuno (Varese) (10c), from June 25th to July 30th, 2012. It includes the monografic cours: "The Identity of the Diocesan Priest".
Course on exorcism and prayers of liberation: Theoretical-Practical course on the ministry of exorcism, from April 16th to 21st, 2012
Activities for Spiritual Formation
Spiritual Exercises for Priests, held in Rome: From February 13th to 17th, 2012.
Priestly Renewal for Priests in Jerusalem: Winter course from January 23rd to February 11th, 2012; Summer course from July 16th to August 4th, 2012.
Activities for Pastoral Formation
Organization of Parish missions with seminarians during Holy Week, from April 1st to 8th, 2012.
Course on Sacred Oratory, from May 17th to 19th, 2012.
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Director of the Sacerdos Institute: Fr. Gabriel González Zambrano, L.C.
General Secretary and Spiritual Guide: Fr. Cesar Truqui L.C.
Tel. 06-66527800 cell. 322.214.171.1241
Description of the XXI International Course for Formators of Seminarians at Leggiuno (near il Lago Maggiore, Italy)
The course for the educators of seminarians has as its goal to help diocesan bishops with the preparation and updating of those who are dedicated to the formation of future priests. The course is carried out in a climate of profound spirituality and offers, at the light of the apostolic exortation Pastores Dabo Vobis, an integral vision of the formative process.
Arrival and registration, June 25.
Participants: The course is designed for bishops, rectors, vice-rectors, spiritual guides, and other formators of diocesan seminarians.
Location: Spirituality Center “Domus Pacis et Vitae”
Credits: Total of 10c.
Systematic Lessons (6c)
Pastoral module (1c)
- Importance of the vocational pastoral
Theological module (1c)
- The call to the priesthood and the ecclesial mediation
Pedagogical module (3c)
- Principles of the formative process
- The human maturation of the seminarian
- Prayer and the following of Christ
- Pastoral charity and its channels
- Intellectual development and accademic formation
- Education in ecclesial communion
- The contribution of psychology to the formative process
Organizational module (1c)
- The formative project
- The team of formators
- Balance between liberty and discipline
Analysis of practical cases (2c)
Monographical seminar (2c)
- Human maturity and the role of psychology
Fr. Thomas Williams, L.C. (USA), Fr. Roberto González, L.C. (Mexico), Fr. Gonzalo Miranda, L.C. (Spain), Fr. Michael Ryan, L.C. (Ireland), Fr. Francisco Mateos, LC (Spain), Fr. Owen Kearns, L.C. (Ireland), Fr. Pedro Barrajón, L.C. (Spain), Fr. William Brock, L.C. (USA), Fr. Paolo Scarafoni, L.C. (Italy).
Description of the Spiritual Renewal for Priests in the Holy Land
The course is organized by the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and by Istituto Sacerdos of Rome. Its goal is the spiritual renewal of priests through a deepening in the vocation that they have received.
Organized in three sections, the course presents a biblical, historical, and above all spiritual vision of the places of the redemption of Jesus Christ. During the stay in the Holy Land, the participants are offered the possibility of celebrating the Eucharist in the holy places: Nazareth, the Upper Room, Gethsemane, Calvary, the Holy Sepulcher, Dominus Flevit, the Church of the Flagellation and the Ecce Homo, on Mount Tabor, in a ship on the Lake of Genesaret, Bethany, and Emmaus.
Among the many activities we mention the following:
January 24 to February 12
January 23 to February 11
January 21 to February 9
January 20 to February 8
January 19 to February 7
Location: Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
Paratroopers Road, 3 PO Box 20531
Speakers for the different conferences
His Beatitude Mons. Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Holy Land
S.E.R. Mons. Antonio Franco, Nuntio of his Holiness Benedict XVI and apostolic Delegate to Israel and Palestine
Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. Custodian of the Holy Land
Fr. Artemio Vitores, O.F.M. Vice-custodian of the Holy Land
Fr. Juan Solana, L.C. Chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and cultural attaché for the said institute.
Fr. Gabriel González, L.C. Director of the Sacerdos Institute in Rome and of the Course of Priestly Renewal in Jerusalem.
Fr. Eamon Kelly, L.C. Vis-Chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
Fr. Frederick Manns, O.F.M. Biblicist and Expert on the Holy Land
Fr. Gianni Caputa, S.D.B., Expert on pilgrimages to the Holy Land
Rabbi David Rozen, International Director for interreligious affairs for the Jewish American Comitee and Founder of the Asociation Rabbis for Human Rights.
Mr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Ph. D. in Islamic Philosophy in Boston College, expert on Islam and member of the American Academy of Religion.
Description of the Intensive Theoretical and Practical course on the Ministry of Exorcism
The course is meant as a help to deepen in the reality of the ministry of exorcism in its theoretical and practical implications, and as a help for bishops in the preparation of priests who may be called to this ministry.
- Anthropological Aspects.
The Following have given conferences:
S. E. R. Cardinale Angelo Comastri, S. E. R. Mons. Luigi Moretti, S. E. R. Mons. Luigi Negri, S. E. R. Mons. Andrea Gemma, P. Pedro Barrajón, L.C., P. Gabriele Amorth, S.S.P., P. Giancarlo Gramolazzo, F.D.P., P. Francesco Bamonte, I.C.M.S., P. François Dermine, O.P., Don Aldo Buonaiuto, Don Fabio Arlati, Don Gabriele Nanni, Prof. Giuseppe Ferrari, Prof. Tonino Cantelmi, Prof. Carlo Climati, Avv. Daniela de Zordo, Dott. Giacomo Ebner, Prof. Anna Maria Giannini, Prof. Adolfo Morganti, Dott. Luigi Maffia, Dott.ssa Tiziana Terribile, Don Fiorenzo Castorri, P. Carmine Antonio de Filippis, OFM,Cap, Dott. Enrico de Simone, P. Rene Laurentin, Don Giuseppe Mihelcic, Don Gino Oliosi, Prof. Aureliano Pacciolla, P. Tommaso Torres, CP.