The purpose of the Spiritual Formation Program is to help the seminarian develop intimate companionship with Jesus Christ. The Church sees this companionship lived out in the life of the seminarian in three special places: Sacred Scripture, the Sacred Liturgy, and the needy in whom the Lord Jesus is mysteriously present.
The objectives of spiritual formation are realized when the seminarian becomes:
- knowledgeable in a personal way of Jesus Christ through faithful
meditation on the word of God, spiritual reading, private devotions
and ascetical practices
- active in living in communion with Christ by participating in the
celebration of the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours and the Sacrament
- a faithful servant of Christ through the exercise of pastoral charity and simplicity of life
- aware of his vocation, particularly by growth in knowledge of, and appreciation for, his sexuality and the part it plays in living chaste, Christian love.