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

During the first semester of the 2023-2024 academic year, the fourth edition of the course on Priestly Accompaniment in the Marriage Journey will be offered.

There will be nine class sessions, from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12, 2023, and it will be taught by professors from the university and other experts in family guidance.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 marked the beginning of the sixth course on the Ars Celebrandi, which aims to bring about more fruitful participation in the celebration of the Eucharist by both priests and the faithful.

Opening the course was H.E. Most Rev. Vittorio Francesco Viola, Archbishop and secretary of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, who spoke on the ars celebrandi in relation to the Apostolic Letter Desiderio Desideri.


VI Corso "Ars celebrandi" - Formazione liturgica


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February 16, 2023 has kicked off the 10th edition of the Course for Seminary Trainers, aimed at student priests in Rome who are to serve in the future in the formation and accompaniment of candidates for the priesthood.

Program - Registration

Dal 31 gennaio al 4 febbraio 2022 si è svolta la VII Settimana di Studio per Formatori di Seminari, con il titolo «Se il Figlio vi farà liberi, sarete liberi davvero». La formazione nella e per la libertà nel cammino sacerdotale.

L'attività è indirizzata a sacerdoti con incarichi nei seminari, e tenterà di avviare una riflessione comune e un proficuo confronto fra i diversi protagonisti nella formazione dei candidati al sacerdozio.

È prevista la modalità di partecipazione mista, presenziale e telematica (in streaming o in differita).


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