Ministry to Ministers Sabbatical Program

Fr. James Myers, PSS, is director of the Ministry to Ministers (MtM) Sabbatical Program at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

The program provides a sabbatical experience for Roman Catholic priests, religious women and men, and lay ministers who have been engaged in pastoral ministry for a number of years and who will be returning to an active ministerial mission or assignment, whether in a full-time or reduced time capacity.

Four key aspects of the Biblical Sabbath – ceasing, resting, embracing and feasting – constitute the framework to facilitate the personal, spiritual, theological, and pastoral renewal of each participant.

Holistic in its design, MtM focuses on personal growth and spiritual renewal, addressing the needs of body, mind and spirit. A key objective of the program is integration: the assimilation and application of this experience into everyday life and ministry.

To create a healthy and hospitable community atmosphere, the international program accepts a maximum of 24 participants, with an equitable balance between women and men. MtM is designed for people who are physically and emotionally healthy and who have the capacity to participate in and benefit from the fullness of the program. The program is not intended for persons suffering significant physical limitations or psychological dysfunctions or addictions.

Information on program dates and registration can be found at this link, which opens in a new window or tab.

Fr. James Myers