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Rome -- Study Week for Seminary Formation Personnel

From February 1 to 5, the fourth study week for seminary formation personnel was held, organized by the Center for Priestly Formation at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. The theme this year was “Spiritual Formation for Candidates to the Priesthood.” The study week coincided with the fiftieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Conciliar decree Optatum Totius, dedicated to the formation of priests. Topics dealt with included the role of the spiritual director in the seminary, educating for communion and for spiritual paternity, and the relationship between psychology and the spiritual life. Archbishop Jorge Patrón Wong, secretary for seminaries of the Congregation for the Clergy, gave the opening address. Others taking part included Bishop José María Yanguas of Cuenca, Spain; Bishop Arturo Aiello of Teano-Calvi, Italy; Bishop Stefano Manetti of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, Italy; and Bishop Francesco Marino of Avellino, Italy.

Romana, No. 62, January-June 2016, pag. 161.