A Year of Discernment
Spend a year learning about Catholic culture, spirituality and the vocation of priesthood.
The first days at Saint Meinrad invite participants to gain familiarity with the overall goals and direction of the program, as well as the general program of formation at Saint Meinrad. The emphasis is on building and using the dynamics of community to create an environment of learning, prayer and discernment.
This first week focuses on the life and work of St. Gregory the Great and immerses participants in core documents of spirituality, such as the Dialogues, as well as essential documents on the priesthood, especially the Pastoral Rule.
A Broader Vision of Christian Spirituality
Contemporary Issues in Priestly Spirituality
Searching for the Common Good: Solidarity, Service and Living the Vision of Catholic Social Teaching
Supervised Social Ministry
Great Books, Religious and Cultural Thinkers
The Modern Catholic Novel
Spanish Language Elective
October: Shrine of St. Theodora Guerin - silent, individually directed retreat
December: Jerusalem/Holy Land - preached retreat (optional)
Easter Retreat: El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico - cultural immersion
Capstone Retreat: El Camino Santiago de Compostela - preached retreat