Module Details:

  • TBD (Both Cohorts)
  • 7:30 PM EST (Both Cohorts)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructor:

  • Sister Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T.

    Instructor, Theology of Healing

Module Overview:

In this Module, Sister Miriam will explore the profound significance of healing as a continuous encounter with Christ, an encounter that invites us into communion with Him, revealing our true identity and vocation, making us more whole. The first step in this journey begins with humility, recognizing that humility involves thinking less about oneself rather than having a lesser opinion of oneself. Ultimately, Sister Miriam will guide the men to understand that Christianity transcends mere wound management—it’s about attaining freedom in Christ.

Module Details:

  • November 13, 20, 26 (Both Cohorts)
  • Wednesday/Wednesday/Tuesday, 7:30PM Eastern

Instructor:

  • Dr. John Bergsma

    Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville

Module Overview:

Did you know that Adam, in the garden of Eden, was a priest? Who was Melchizedek? What does the Old Testament priesthood have to do with Catholic priests today? In this module, we will walk through the scriptural roots of the Catholic priesthood with Dr. John Bergsma. Dr. Bergsma will reveal how the priesthood is a major thread holding together the biblical storyline and how those who receive Holy Orders today are sewn into that same story!

Mary

Module Details:

  • January 8, 13, 15 (Both Cohorts)
  • Wednesday, Monday, Wednesday 7:30PM Eastern (Both Cohorts)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructor:

  • Mark Miravalle

    Mark Miravalle

    Instructor, Mariology

Module Overview:

This module will consist of a theological investigation of the doctrines and magisterial teachings concerning the singular role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the providential plan of salvation. This will be followed by examining the important relationship between discipleship, discernment, and Marian devotion. Lastly, there will be a theological and pastoral analysis of the Marian messages from the principle apparitions of Mary in the modern world.

Last Supper

Module Details:

  • February 13, 20, 27 (Both Cohorts)
  • Thursdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Both Cohorts)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructor:

  • Fr. Sean Kilcawley

    Instructor, Moral Theology in Modern Media

Module Overview:

This module reviews specific challenges present in the entertainment industry and offers life skills for dealing with them. The unit suggests apps and other resources that promote balanced participation in social media, protect against pornography, and support Catholic spirituality. By discussing practices such as periodic “media” fasts and other helpful suggestions, seminary applicants will discern ways to become wise media consumers and good witnesses to the faith.

Crucifixion

Module Details:

  • March 5, 19, 26 (Both Cohorts)
  • Wednesdays, 7:30PM (Both Cohorts)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructor:

  • Fr. Carter Griffin

    Instructor, Theology of the Body

Module Overview:

Loving the Church well as a celibate priest relies upon an understanding of manhood, chastity, spiritual fatherhood, and celibacy. This module will explore these four themes as elements of a healthy celibate and priestly life, capable of giving life in the order of grace in such a way that it contributes to the priest’s own flourishing and happiness as a man.

Death of Christ

Module Details:

  • January 22, 29, February 5 w/ Peter Stur (Cohort One)
    January 22, 29, February 5 w/ Dr. Margaret Turek (Cohort Two)
  • Wednesdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort One)
    Wednesdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort Two)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructors:

  • Peter Stur

    Peter Stur

    Instructor, Spiritual Theology and the Interior Life

  • Margaret Turek

    Margaret Turek

    Instructor, Spiritual Theology and the Interior Life

Module Overview:

“Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (Jn 14:9). This three-week module will be an exercise in contemplating Jesus Christ as the definitive interpreter and living icon of God the Father (Jn 1:18; Col. 1:15). Following the guidance of Sacred Scripture and the theological reflections of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, we will bring to light the glorious features of the face of the Father. This is the true God and Father whom (with Christ and in Christ) we are called to imitate as his beloved sons/children (Eph 5:1; Mt 5:48).

Priestly ordination

Module Details:

  • April 15, 23, 30 (Both Cohorts)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Wednesday, 7:30PM Eastern (Both Cohorts)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructor:

  • Fr. Chuck Dornquast

    Instructor, Seminary Formation

Module Overview:

This module reflects on the call of God and the way of seminary life. By emphasizing missionary discipleship, this module starts the conversation on the importance of being an instrument of grace in the place God calls you.

Chant book

Module Details:

  • October 23, 30, November 6 (Cohort Two)
    December 4, 11, 18 (Cohort One)
  • Wednesdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort Two)
    Wednesdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort One)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructor:

  • Christopher Carstens

    Christopher Carstens

    Instructor, Liturgy

Module Overview:

This introduction to the practice and daily discipline of praying the psalms in priestly formation endeavors to build an awareness of liturgy as a participation in the prayer of Christ and the prayer of the Church. It discusses how the Liturgy of the Hours is connected to both the Mass and personal prayer, and why this prayer is essential for progress in vocational discernment.

Holy Eucharist

Module Details:

  • October 23, 30, November 6 (Cohort One)
    December 4, 11, 18 (Cohort Two)
  • Wednesdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort One)
    Wednesdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort Two) (Dec. 4 class is 4-5:30PM EST)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructor:

  • Fr. Sam Morehead

    Fr. Sam Morehead

    Instructor, Liturgy

Module Overview:

This module explores the role of the priest who is “in persona Christ” – the power to act, in the person of Christ, when exercising their sanctifying, teaching, and guiding functions for the sake of the mystical Body of Christ, the Church. With a special emphasis on the sacrament of the Eucharist, this module then explores how the sacrifice of Christ helps shape and form friendships into holy, sacramental friendships.

St. Michael

Module Details:

  • October 2, 9, 14 w/ Dan Burke (Cohort One)
    October 2, 9, 16 w/ Fr. Dennis McManus (Cohort Two)
  • Wednesday/ Wednesday/ Monday, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort One)
    Wednesdays, 7:30PM Eastern (Cohort Two)
  • Live, Online & Interactive

Instructors:

  • Dan Burke

    Dan Burke

    Chairman, President & Instructor, Spiritual Theology and the Interior Life

  • Fr. Dennis McManus

    Fr. Dennis McManus

    Instructor, Spiritual Theology and the Interior Life

Module Overview:

This module will explore the time-tested wisdom of the Catholic mystics to better understand the enemy’s influence on the mind and heart, and the tactics needed to combat him. This examination of spiritual warfare will include a reflection on the ebbs and flows of consolation and desolation and teaching to distinguish between the voices of God and Satan. After this module, you will come to see the spiritual life not as a science to be learned, but as an intuitive art to be practiced as you move with increasing success from habitual sin to sanctity and holiness.