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  • Formation

    Priestly Formation

    Goals and Objectives

    The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to guide the student in developing the following attitudes and competencies:

    • Human

      • To integrate the intellectual, spiritual, pastoral, and human dimensions of priestly ministry.
      • To engage in the practice of self-assessment to ascertain growth in the areas needed for effective ministry
      • To develop emotional and psycho-sexual maturity, moral integrity, and social concern for the people of God.
    • Spiritual

      • To grow in the practice of the art of spirituality for the Roman Catholic ordained ministry
      • To engage in reflection upon how God is working in one’s life.
      • To develop a habit of prayer and participation in the sacramental life of the Church.
    • Intellectual

      • To understand and communicate the Roman Catholic faith tradition in the context of the contemporary world and society.
      • To write an exegesis on a passage of scripture.
      • To articulate and address the moral problems of society today
      • To write a coherent thesis which demonstrates an understanding of the tradition and magisterial teaching.
    • Pastoral

      • To develop responsible, collaborative, culturally sensitive pastoral leadership in a variety of ministerial situations.
      • To communicate the faith through preaching, worship, and ministry.
      • To minister effectively within multicultural faith communities.
      • To collaborate with others in developing their gifts and ministries.
      • To demonstrate the ability to be a leader of public prayer and worship.