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ASSESSMENT WEEK
February 20 -24, 2017
 
 
RETURN WORKSHOP 1
March 13 -17, 2017
 
 
RETURN WORKSHOP 3
March 20 - 24, 2017
 
 
AIR FOR SEMINARY FORMATORS
April 17 - May 19, 2017
 

Course on Human Sexuality

& Celibate Living 

This aims to enable priests to foster an integrated understanding of human sexuality and in the process, develop their comfort level as sexual beings called to be celibates in the priestly ministry. It also aims to form and assist priests in the living out of their celibate commitment, and achieving human and spiritual maturation as celibates. This will be done through lectures and reflections, individual research on topics of interest, individual mentoring, group dynamics, testimonies/question and answer about celibacy living, individual spiritual direction, prayer, and liturgical celebrations.

DESCRIPTION

This program on human sexuality program aims to enable priests to foster an integrated understanding of human sexuality and in the process, develop their comfort level as sexual beings called to be celibates in the priestly ministry. It also aims to form and assist priests in the living out of their celibate commitment, and achieving human and spiritual maturation as celibates.

The program is divided into two main parts. Each part will last for 5 weeks and will be given in different times of the year. The first part of the course will focus on the study and reflection on human sexuality, in which sexuality will be treated in different perspectives. Treatment of sexuality will be done through lectures and reflections, individual research on topics of interest, individual mentoring, group dynamics on human sexuality, prayer and liturgical celebrations. The first part of the course is a prerequisite to the second part of the course. The second part of the course will focus on the reflection and training for priestly celibate living. Formation in celibacy will be done through lectures and group reflections, testimonies/question and answer about celibacy living, individual spiritual direction, prayer and liturgical celebrations.

POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS

The course will benefit diocesan and religious priests who work as seminary formators, priest counselors and spiritual directors, parish priests, school teachers, and those working with specific population like the youth and families. The program will be research-based. Personalized mentoring will be provided to help participants carve out their desired path of interest and unique needs vis-à-vis human sexuality.

FIRST COURSE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY

    1. Sexuality and Physiology
    2. Sexuality and Ethics
    3. Sexuality and Psychology/Pathology
    4. Sexuality and Spirituality
    5. Sexual Integration

SECOND COURSE ON CELIBATE LIVING

    1. Historical and biblical foundations of the celibate priesthood
    2. Stages of Celibate Achievement
    3. The Evangelical Counsels: Poverty, Obedience and Chaste Celibacy
    4. Spirituality of Celibate living
    5. Celibacy, loneliness and intimacy and other issues
    6. Celibacy and human/spiritual Integration

For further details contact : Fr. Romel Apurillo
email add: galilee.center2007@gmail.com