Propaedeutic Human Formation

Propaedeutic Human Formation

GOAL OF HUMAN FORMATION: GROWTH IN INTERIOR MATURITY

The goal of human formation at the propaedeutic stage is for the seminarian to grow in greater interior freedom and affective maturity as the foundation of his actions and relationship to God, others, and oneself.

To demonstrate growth in this goal, the seminarian ought to achieve a level of self-knowledge, self-awareness, self-control, relational skills, trust of others, and habits of good health that serve as an adequate basis for enduring psychological health and an integrated life of moral virtue informed by charity‚Äďall with a view to developing the qualities and maturity needed to integrate the four dimensions of priestly formation going forward.

BENCHMARKS

  • To grow in self-awareness.
  • To develop relational skills.
  • To grow in self-discipline.
  • To form a trusting relationship with formators.
  • To grow in becoming a Christian gentleman.
  • To care for one’s body as a gift to be respected.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The seminary provides the necessary accompaniment in the external forum for meeting the benchmarks of the propaedeutic stage, including among them individual formation advising, formation conferences, and workshops. Of course, these same benchmarks are also addressed in the internal forum through spiritual direction.