Throughout the year, morning sessions are devoted to forming Foundational Habits of Diocesan Priestly Spirituality, centered upon the habitual and meaningful practice of lectio divina, which is the core element of the El Camino experience.

Here is an overview of the topics in this spirituality component.

1st Quarter - Foundational Habits

  • Liturgy of the Hours

  • Lectio Divina

  • Devotional Prayer                                                 

  • Liturgy and History

  • Multicultural Approaches to Liturgy

  • Sacraments

  • Marian Devotion

2nd Quarter - Broader Vision of Christian Spirituality

  • Eastern Spirituality

  • The Divine Liturgy

  • Icon Workshop

  • Reading in the Eastern Tradition

3rd Quarter - Cultural Engagement

  • Spirituality and Art

  • Church Architecture and Furnishings

  • Spirituality and Music

  • Spirituality and Literature

  • Hispanic Cultural Catholicism

4th Quarter - Contemporary Issues in Priestly Spirituality     

  • Hispanic Spiritual Experience

  • U.S. Catholic Parishes

  • Diocesan Spirituality

  • Preparing for a Celibate Life