Center for Priestly Formation

The University of the Holy Cross erected the Center for Priestly Formation in response to the request for strong initiatives that offer prieslty formation at various levels.

Designed for priests, deacons, and candidates to Holy Orders who are interested in entering more deeply into the meaning of the priesthood, the CFS seeks to offer formative support that is capable of confronting the challenges and demands of contemporary society.


The Center for Priestly Formation is characterized by multicultural openness, an interdisciplinary approach, and particular attention to the problems of contemporary society.

The formation also has a practical orientation to accompany the scientific method typical of university studies.

In evidenza

The Ars Celebrandi course began on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The initiative aims to facilitate a more fruitful participation in the Eucharistic celebration by both the priest and the faithful.

The lessons will be held by several experts, including S.Em.Rev. Card. Robert Sarah (Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments), H.E.R. Msgr. Piero Marini (President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses) and Msgr. Guido Marini (Master of the pontifical liturgical celebrations).

From 3 to 7 February 2020, the VI Study Week for Seminar Trainers took place, promoted by the Center for Priestly Formation on the theme The intellectual dimension of the formation of candidates for the priesthood.

The activity was aimed at priests with assignments in seminaries, and attempted to start a common reflection and a fruitful comparison between the different protagonists in the formation of candidates for the priesthood.

VI Settimana di Studio per Formatori di Seminari

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From October 22 to December 10, 2019, the Center for Priestly Formation organizes a series of training meetings concerning the theme of affectivity for the priest.

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Registrations are open for the VI Course for Seminars Trainers, which will take place from February 2019 to January 2020 on the initiative of the Center for Priestly Formation.

The course takes place in two semesters, with two-hour weekly lessons for a total of 50 teaching hours; it has full compatibility with the Licentiate and Doctoral studies in the various roman universities.


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