"THE MEMORY OF JESUS IS BOTH SACRED AND SUBVERSIVE"
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
TWO MARTINS ORGANISING MAYNOOTH VOCATION DO
DIARMUID AND AMY MARTIN ARE ORGANISING A NOVEMBER MAYNOOTH VOCATIONS CONFERENCE.
IS THIS THEIR PR EFFORT TO TRY AND SAVE MAYNOOTH?
IN ANY EVENT ITS A PR EXERCISE ON GOD KNOWS HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF POUNDS WILL BE SPENT.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
Models of Priestly Formation: Assessing the Past, Reflecting on the Present and Imagining the Future
Venue: St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Date: 16-18 November 2017
In November the Faculty of Theology here at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth are organising an international conference on ‘Models of Priestly Formation. Assessing the Past, Reflecting on the Present, and Imagining the Future’ and an international list of speakers will address the theme.
Rationale: The purpose of the conference will be:
to reflect on the issue of priestly formation since Vatican II
to assess the current situation
to look at best practice from elsewhere
to imagine new models of priestly formation into the future.
Priestly formation is a universal and international need in the Church. The promulgation of the new Ratio fundamentalis(2016) provides a road “roadmap” for this formation. The conference will reflect on existing models of priestly formation in dialogue with key ecclesial documents including Pastores Dabo Vobis and the new Ratio fundamentalis. The conference coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Pastores dabo vobis (1992).
Themes to be covered include:
the qualities required of those entering formation,
models of priesthood,
formation for collaborative ministry
training in safeguarding.
The conference will hear perspectives from Europe, North America and beyond. It will consider how the new Ratio might be implemented in diverse cultural and ecclesial contexts and examine the important challenges facing priestly formation into the future.
The conference is specifically aimed at formators, vocations directors, bishops, and congregational leaders and others engaged in seminary formation.