The IMF is so important because we connect the religious, sisters & priests, the professionals and the lay to collaborate, learn and build a bonding that is so necessary for the future of our church and community. This allows us to move into the future of evangelization, to support our Catholic family with the necessary tools for a good & holy life in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Deborah, SD1 Attendee
This was a wonderfully intense week of learning how to accompany others on their spiritual journey towards a deeper relationship with God. While also helping me to better understand the deeper complexities of my own spiritual life.
Sister Maria Johanna, SD1 Attendee
I am happy to have had the privilege of participating in this fist ever Spiritual Direction course at the IMF. I obtained immediate assistance for my spiritual life and trust the expertise of our two Benedictine instructors who complement each other well. The coordination of depth, spiritual aid and advice mixed well with the sophisticated humor and intelligence if these well-educated monks. Refinement, experience and sound doctrine make the choice of this course a sage and grace-filled addition to a spiritual director's repertoire!
Sister Mary Eucharista, SD1 Attendee
So many times, we priests finish our seminary studies thinking we have learned all that is necessary. I have come to understand that as the years tick by, our knowledge base becomes limited. There were pastoral tools which were not available in our early formation which have become more necessary. IMP can help fill in the gaps and empower clergy and lay leaders in an atmosphere of time-honored Benedictine hospitality and solidly Catholic teaching. Thank you for this opportunity to continue to be formed for pastoral ministry.
Father Mark, SD1 Attendee
I believe this program has provided an excellent foundation on which to build the necessary skill set for becoming an effective spiritual director.
Jack, SD1 Attendee
Great conference for deepening one's relationship with God through spiritual accompaniment! Substantive content and lively discussion from participants who were from all vocations and careers. Thanks to Fr. Boniface Hicks and Fr. Tom Acklin for their wisdom and sharing their experience and initiating the Institute for Ministry Formation. Will recommend it!
Joan, SD1 Attendee
The spiritual direction conference was the source of many graces for my spiritual life and for my priestly formation. I look forward to future experiences with the IMF.