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

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.

In the second semester of the year 2018/19 the 2nd edition of the Corso sull’accompagnamento sacerdotale nel cammino matrimoniale is scheduled.

It will be divided into eight sessions, from February 20 to April 10, 2019, and will be given by university professors and other experts in family orientation.

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The IV edition of the course Ars prædicandi, will take place from October 24 to December 12 2018, held by professors Sergio Tapia and Alberto Gil.

It is a seminar with a mainly practical orientation to help priests to discharge the three classical functions of the art of rhetoric: movere (convince), delectare (please) and docere (teach).

The goal is to reach the faithful in a more effective and attractive way in the different kinds of sacred oratory.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 3.30 pm to 5.15 pm.

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Lunedì 5 febbraio è cominciata la V Settimana di estudio per formatori di seminari.

Circa un centinaio di sacerdoti provenienti da diverse parti del mondo studiano e scambiano esperienze nell'Aula Álvaro del Portillo con il titolo "Insegnare e imparare ad amare. L'affettività umana e la castità cristiana".

V Settimana di studio per formatori di Seminari


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