Mission

The Institute for Ministry Formation (IMF) is an extension of Saint Vincent Seminary’s commitment to the formation and education of priests, laity, and religious.  The IMF is designed to help all people understand and experience God’s grace and respond to this gift of Grace in service, in ministry. Using new technology and traditional methods of learning and gathering, the IMF brings together seekers, friends, and expert contributors to help inform our hearts and minds and guide our response.
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Events

View our upcoming events from the Institute and other parts of Saint Vincent below!
Feb
23
Sat
7:00 PM Argus String Quartet @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Argus String Quartet @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reservations: concertseries.stvincent.edu
Mar
15
Fri
6:00 PM Civil War Espionage History Dinn... @ Fred Rogers Center
Civil War Espionage History Dinn... @ Fred Rogers Center
Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Reservations: mccarlgallery.org
Mar
23
Sat
7:00 PM Dimitris Kotronakis, Guitar @ Saint Vincent Basilica Crypt
Dimitris Kotronakis, Guitar @ Saint Vincent Basilica Crypt
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reservations: concertseries.stvincent.edu
Mar
29
Fri
all-day Silent Retreat @ Saint Emma Benedictine Monastery
Silent Retreat @ Saint Emma Benedictine Monastery
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day
Retreat Master: Father Boniface Hicks O.S.B., has a master of arts and master of divinity degree from Saint  Vincent Seminary, as well as a Ph.D. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University. He co-authored, along with[...]
Apr
5
Fri
all-day Silent Retreat @ Saint Emma Benedictine Monastery
Silent Retreat @ Saint Emma Benedictine Monastery
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day
Retreat Master: Father Boniface Hicks O.S.B., has a master of arts and master of divinity degree from Saint  Vincent Seminary, as well as a Ph.D. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University. He co-authored, along with[...]

Programs

The greater the number of people who come together to do good the more good can be done.  We gather like-minded people using the latest in education technology and our vast and historic network of theologians, ministry leaders, subject experts, and spiritual directors to continue to form the hearts those in ministry.  Our goal is to become a single source of learning connecting you with others across the US or across the world.  These links will help us listen to your needs while creating a unique outlet to share our collective wisdom.  Join us and become a part of the Institute for Ministry Formation.   Explore our programs, events, and virtual and electronic content.  Gather with us and grow with us.

The one-on-one dynamic of spiritual direction, with its focus on Christ, facilitates self-discovery, an integration of faith, healing, and personal transformation. It is a powerful setting in which individuals deepen their relationship with Christ and experience His healing and merciful love."

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., & Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.: "Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father's Love"

Latest News & Podcasts

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Contributors

Meet the people behind the Institute for Ministry Formation!
Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B.
Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B.

Seminary Rector

Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary, has been a Benedictine... Read More

Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B., Ed.D., B.C.B.A.
Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B., Ed.D., B.C.B.A.

Archabbey Procurator/Chief Financial Officer

Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B., Ed.D., B.C.B.A., has been a member of the Saint Vincent monastic... Read More

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.
Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

Director of Spiritual Formation

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., has been a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since... Read More

Father Killian Loch, O.S.B.
Father Killian Loch, O.S.B.

Director of Campus Ministry

Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., has been a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since 2010. Prior to... Read More

Michael & Alicia Hernon
Michael & Alicia Hernon

Contributors

Michael & Alicia Hernon are founding a nonprofit online ministry seeking to encourage and empower... Read More

Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B.
Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B.

Contributor

Brother Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., has been a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since entering... Read More

Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.
Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B., is a priest and monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe. He is... Read More

Father Donald Raila, O.S.B.
Father Donald Raila, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Donald Raila, O.S.B., is director of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Oblate Program. He is the author... Read More

Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B.
Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., earned a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2007... Read More

Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B.
Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B., has a master of arts, master of divinity and bachelor of sacred theology... Read More

Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B.
Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B., earned a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary... Read More

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Contact Us

Address
300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA 15650
E-mail: imf@stvincent.edu Phone: (724) 532-6600