Institute for Priests and Presbyterates

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Individually Scheduled Programs

Some of the Institute's programs, including those for presbyteral unity, mentor training, accent acquisition and diocesan workshops for international priests, are scheduled individually.

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Stoking the Fire Mini-Sabbatical

Monday July 8 - Saturday August 3, 2024

St. Bede Hall on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Seminary and School of Theology.

"Stoking the Fire" Mini-Sabbatical is the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates' program of ongoing formation for priests at midlife, providing participants a time to rest and be renewed.

  • Our experiences of transitions in this stage of life and ministry

  • Short daily readings and prayer meditations on aspects of midlife 

  • Availability of counselor and spiritual director

  • Health professional consultation; diet and exercise choices

  • Reflections on scripture and pastoral leadership

  • Theological updates

  • Creation of a personal growth plan moving forward from the mini-sabbatical

  • Optional weekend outing

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