Sacerdos Institute

Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum

Offering integral on-going formation for Catholic priests and ministers

What We Offer

Holy Land Priestly Renewal

A priest’s life can be very demanding, whether it be celebrating the sacraments or administrating a parish. However, each priest must strive to keep his experience of Christ’s love in his life fresh since this is the source of his vocation. A great way to renew your experience of Christ and your priesthood is by walking in HIS footsteps with the Holy Land Priestly renewal. The course takes place twice a year; in January and in July.

Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation Course

The course proposes an academic and interdisciplinary research on the ministry of exorcism and prayer of liberation. It covers a wide range of issues: anthropological, phenomenological, social, theological, liturgical, canonical, pastoral, spiritual, medical, neuroscientific, pharmacological, symbolic, criminological, legal and juridical ones.

The course will be held at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in collaboration with the Group for Socio-religious Research and Information (GRIS) of Bologna.

Seminary Formators Course

All priests are prepared to serve God’s people. However, few priests are trained to be seminary formators. As a response to the need of those that work in seminaries to update and inform themselves on seminary pedagogy, Sacerdos Institute organizes a one-month course dealing with the most important themes of seminarian formation. From seminary psychology and human development to spirituality and apostolic formation.

We Have Helped

Different Countries

Different Diocese


About Us

Sacerdos Institute is an international center for the spiritual, theological and pastoral ongoing formation of the priests of the

Our Team

Fr. Luis Ramírez, LC

Fr Luis Ramírez, LC

Accademic coordinator. He worked in youth pastoral for four years and has experience in vocational promotion and vocational discernment courses. Graduated in Philosophy, he is attending Dogmatic Theology and the second-level Master in Psychopedagogy for the formation of religious and presbyteral life. Since 2014 he has been working in the organization of the Institute.

Fr. Alex Yeung, LC

Academic Director Dean and professor of Faculty of Philosophy, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum. Former director of Sacerdos Institute for Priestly Life and Ministry (USA), 2003-2012. He is also Spiritual Director for the Legionaries of Christ, Center for Higher Studies.

Maria Chiara Petrosillo

Secretary Graduated in Contemporary History, she has been organizing the Formation Courses of Sacerdos Institute since 2012. She is also in charge of the permanent exhibitions of the Shroud of Turin at Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum of Rome.

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