Every year, we welcome hundreds of priests from the dioceses around the world to our formation programs. At Sacerdos Institute, we seek to foster a spirit of communion, of dialogue and debate, of spiritual renewal, and of service to the Universal Church.
By embracing the national and ethnic specificities of our students, we strive to give concrete expression to the multicultural church, encouraging the development of relationships and the exchange of experiences, among these protagonists of the New Evangelization.
That is why we want to continue our work at the service of the Universal Church so to answer to the ever-changing needs and urgent pastoral needs of today’s society.
Ours is an ambitious mission that requires great commitment. Your support can make a difference!
A priest’s life can be very demanding, whether it be celebrating the Sacraments or administrating a parish. However, each priest must strive to keep his experience of Christ’s love in his life fresh since this is the source of his vocation. A great way to renew your experience of Christ and your priesthood is by walking in his footsteps with the Holy Land Priestly Renewal. Our Institute offers two renewals each year, one in January and one in July, so to allow parishes and dioceses to schedule their training needs.
Offering priests this opportunity, especially to those priests coming from dioceses in need, is a concrete means of sustaining the effort of the New Evangelization and of bestowing a renewed vitality to parishes, schools, religious communities, apostolates and mission territories where these priests work. Such a training experience is so determinant for parish and dioceses that we are committed in offering it for extremely low fees. Nevertheless, many parishes and dioceses with economic difficulties cannot afford it. For this reason, we ask philanthropists and benefactors to join our efforts and support our course, so as to establish full scholarships that cover registration, room and board, and course materials, for up to 30 priests over a two-year period.
Total cost for a 30 full Scholarships is: € 96,000 (€ 3,200 each)
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In collaboration with the Group for Social and Religious Research and Information (GRIS) of Bologna, we are committed to offering an understanding of the theoretical and practical matters concerning exorcism and demonic possession. To professionals and operators of the ministry of the exorcism and the prayer of liberation, we propose academic research, covering a wide range of disciplines, from anthropological, social, theological, liturgical, canonical, pastoral, spiritual, medical, neuroscientific, cultural and juridical perspectives. Given the ever-growing globalization of cultures, we want to enhance the internationality of our offer: professionals and operators, indeed, need to exchange practices and experiences, in order to recognize more easily phenomena from different cultures.
We want to engage philanthropists and benefactors in supporting the internationalization of our course. For doing it is important to facilitate the participation of attendants from areas such as the Philippines, African countries—where phenomena are becoming more frequent—and, at the same time, to increase the number of keynote speakers from outside of Europe.
For this reason, we count on the generous support for establishing up to 30 scholarships and for covering the costs of 10 intercontinental invitations.
Total cost for a 30 Scholarships: € 31,500 (€1,050 each)
All priests are prepared to serve God’s people. However, few priests are trained to be a seminary formator. As a response to the need of those that work in seminaries to update and inform themselves on seminary pedagogy, Sacerdos Institute organizes a month-long course that deals with the most important themes of seminarian formation, from seminary psychology and human development to spirituality and apostolic formation with special attention to the challenges that today’s culture presents.
The course is meant to help diocesan bishops in the preparation and ongoing formation of those who are dedicated to the formation of future priests. It provides priests from various countries the opportunity to apply the faith to current events as well as offer a forum for exchanging ideas. Such an experience is so important that we are committed in offering it for extremely low fees fees. Nevertheless, many parishes and dioceses with economic difficulties cannot afford it. For this reason, we ask philanthropists and benefactors to join our efforts and support our course, so as to establish full scholarships, covering registration, room and board, and course materials, for up to 30 priests over a two-year period.
Total cost for a 30 full Scholarships: € 84,000 (€ 2,800 each)