Pastores Dabo Vobis Workshop

June 1-4, 2020

A Workshop for
Seminary Formators

The Pastores Dabo Vobis workshop is a four-day gathering of seminary formators and their partners in formation ministry. The workshop provides an opportunity for thoughtful conversation among peers about the challenges and opportunities they encounter in preparing candidates for priesthood.

Developed to complement the highly successful Institute for Seminary Formators offered by the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, every other June, the PDV workshops invite reflection and conversation around spirituality, collaboration, and specific dimensions of formation work. The PDV workshop is likewise underwritten by the U.S. Sulpicians. Participants pay only for the cost of room and board.

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The workshop will be held at

Assumption Seminary
2600 W. Woodlawn Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Topics & Presenters

  • The current moment in seminary formation: Reflections from seasoned formators
    Rev. Gerald D. McBrearity, P.S.S.; Rector, Theological College, Washington, DC
    Rev. Renato J. Lopez, P.S.S.; Vice-Rector, Assumption Seminary, San Antonio, TX
  • Encuentro with Jesus in the Gospel of John: Biblical spirituality for formation
    Dr. Rodolfo Luna; Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX
  • Modelling collaboration in priestly formation:
    Ms. Kathi Kramer, Director of Pastoral Formation, St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston, TX
  • The impact of the sexual abuse crisis on formators and on formation
    Rev. Martin Burnham, P.S.S.; Director of Discernment and Admissions, U.S. Sulpicians, Baltimore, MD

This four-day workshop is open to seminary formators and their partners in priestly formation ministry from diocesan and religious formation programs at both the collegiate and theologate level. The presentations are designed to invite thoughtful and practical reflection about how to engage seminary formation ministry more effectively.

The 2020 Workshop begins with check-in from 10 am until 1 pm on Monday, June 1. The daily schedule includes two conferences, liturgy and social time.

The workshop concludes at midday on Thursday, June 4.

Registration Options

$250  Residential rate includes lodging, meals, printed materials & program costs

$130 Commuter rate includes meals, printed materials and program costs.