Fifteenth Institute for Seminary Formators 


About the Program

The Institute for Seminary Formators consists of two components, an in-person segment and a series of three on-line sessions.

The in-person segment begins with check-in from 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, June 5, followed by a welcome social, dinner, and orientation session in the evening. 

The daily schedule includes morning prayer, two conferences, Mass, and social time. 

The in-person session concludes on Friday, June 10, at 11:30 AM.

The on-line sessions are tentatively scheduled for September 22, 2022, November 3, 2022, and February 9, 2023.  All three sessions are on Thursdays, 2 to 5 PM Eastern Time.

Early Registration Discount

There is a $100 discount on registrations paid in full prior to February 1, 2022.

$750 for residents, includes lodging, meals, printed & program costs

$500 for commuters, includes meals, materials & program costs

Normal Registration Fees

$850 for residents, includes lodging, meals, materials & program costs

$600 for commuters, includes meals, materials & program costs

Topics & Presenters

  • A Theology of the Priesthood and Its Implications for Seminary Ministry
    Rev. Gladstone Stevens, PSS, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD
  • The Core Dimensions of Formation
    Fr. Stevens
  • Who Are Our Seminarians?
    Rev. Martin Burnham, PSS, Theological College, Washington, DC
  • What Constitutes Healthy Human Development?
    Rev. Quinn Conners, O.Carm., Co-director of Novices, O.Carm
  • Formation for Celibate Chastity
    Fr. Conners
  • Formation as a Communal Endeavor
    Fr. Burnham
  • Serving as a Formation Advisor I & II
    Rev. René Lopez, PSS, Assumption Seminary, San Antonio, TX

Online Sessions

  • Facilitating the Capacity for Self-Reflection and Insightful Conversations
    Sr. Marysia Weber, RSM, Director of the Office of Consecrated Life, Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Integrating the Four Dimensions Of Formation in Formation Advising
    Deacon Edward McCormack, Theological College, Washington, DC
  • Effective Evaluations
    Rev. Phillip Brown, PSS, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD