Course for seminary formators

This course offers an updating for those who are dedicated to the formation of future priests.

It is primarily organised as an opportunity to study, analyse and share experiences between those formators who have the responsibility to accompany seminarians in their discernment, growing and maturity.

Target group

Rectors, vice-rectors, spiritual directors and other seminary formators.

The programme is mainly based on the principles of the new Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis, Pastores dabo vobis, and on the guidelines of the new Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests and of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

The course in brief


July 1st (arrival day)

July 31th 2024 (departure day)



Pontificio Collegio Internazionale Maria Mater Ecclesiae

Largo Girolamo Minervini, 3 (ang. Via Pietro De Francisci)

In which language??

Italian, English, Spanish and French

Simultaneous translation available in English, Spanish, French 

Follow the procedure and sign up now!

Fill out the contact form and receive instructions

You will receive by email all the instructions and the link to the form to complete the registration

Send the requested documents in the registration form

The registration form allows you to send all your data and the required documentation

Receive confirmation of successful registration

We are waiting for you in Rome on July 1st, 2024

On the course

Membership requirements

  • filling in the contact form
  • Letter of recommendation from the bishop or superior general with stamp and signature of the Apostolic Nuncio (please attach a copy in the online form and send the original copy to the following address: Istituto Sacerdos Via degli Aldobrandeschi 190 00163 Rome, Italy)
  • A copy of the Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of the passport (image and personal information). The passport must be valid for 6 months after the course date;
  • A passport photo.



€ 2.650,00


  • full board
  • single room accommodation
  • cultural visits
  • visa application procedure
  • medical insurance and legal fees.

Does not include

      • the extra days
      • plane tickets
      • personal medical expenses



The course is held in the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae

Largo Girolamo Minervini, 3 (ang. Via Pietro De Francisci)

00165 Roma, Italia

Tel: (+39)