Stirring up the flame within

Equipping for Ministry

For 160 years, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology has educated and formed diocesan priests for the Catholic Church. Today, that mission includes a venture to help dioceses provide the ongoing formation needed for their priests.

The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates aims to help priests sharpen their skills for more effective ministry and to keep both priests and presbyterates holy, healthy and effective in various ministry settings and stages of life.

Ongoing Formation

Effective Pastoring Workshops

These workshops engage the ongoing formation needs of priests in their first years of ministry.

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Encore Priests

By the nature of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital?

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International Priests

International priests serving in the United States bring many gifts and talents to their ministry, but also face distinct challenges.

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Personalized Sabbaticals

Saint Meinrad offers a place of peace and refreshment for those seeking rest from intensive work and ministry.

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For priests at midlife, an integrated four-week sabbatical program can help you rest, reflect and reinvigorate your spiritual life.

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Cruise Retreats

Finding time to make your annual retreat and take your vacation gets more difficult each year. Why not make a retreat that also feels like a vacation?

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Mentor Training

Our Mentor Training Program trains seasoned pastors who have been chosen by their diocese to help new priests and pastors.

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Presbyteral assemblies are based on a series of five models, collectively titled Intentional Presbyterates.

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