Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Conference on human formation for ministry scheduled for 2018

October 17, 2017

Chf -logo -for -webThe second biennial Conference on Human Formation has been scheduled for April 15-18, 2018, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN.

The conference is co-sponsored by Saint Luke Institute and Saint Meinrad Archabbey and its Seminary and School of Theology.

The conference will focus on intercultural competences for human formation, sharing new strategies for evaluating, forming and acculturating international candidates, clergy and religious for ministry in the United States.

Among the workshop topics will be: culture vs. personality, cultural intelligence, freedom of discernment, language considerations, interpersonal boundaries and psychosexual issues, styles of pastoral authority, and lessons learned by diocesan and religious personnel.

Speakers will include Rev. Aniedi Okure, OP, PhD; Mar Muñoz-Visoso, MTS; Arturo Chávez, PhD; Emily Cash, PsyD; Rev. David Songy, OFM Cap, PsyD; Sr. Joan McGlinchey, MSC; and Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, PhD.

As part of the conference, Saint Luke Institute and Saint Meinrad are conducting national research into practices, concerns and needs regarding screening, acculaturation and formation of international seminarians, priests and religious coming to minister in the United States. Research results will be shared with conference participants.

To get more information about the program, fees and registration, call (502) 632-2471 or visit the website at