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Summer Conferences On Spiritual Direction

Saint Vincent Seminary faculty members Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., professor of theology, and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., director of spiritual formation, will conduct two weeklong summer conferences in 2020, Spiritual Direction I: Art of Accompaniment, May 18 to 22, and Spiritual Direction II: Advanced Topics In Spiritual Direction, June 22 to 26. The conferences are…
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Father Boniface And Father Tom Author Book On Prayer

Two Saint Vincent Seminary faculty members who collaborated on a book about spiritual direction have just released a second book, on prayer. Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love, was published this spring by Emmaus Road Publishing. Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., professor of theology, and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., director of spiritual formation…
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Father Nathanael Polinski Authors Book

Pickwick Publications of Eugene, Oregon, has recently released a book authored by Father Nathanael R. Polinski, O.S.B., assistant professor of sacred scripture at Saint Vincent Seminary. The book is based on his doctoral dissertation, completed at The Catholic University of America (CUA), Washington, D.C., and is entitled That the Scriptures Might Be Fulfilled Through Perfect…
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Seminary IMF Offering Three New Courses

Saint Vincent Seminary’s Institute for Ministry Formation is offering three new online courses in the spring 2020 semester as part of its new program in Spiritual Direction. The courses include Psychology for Spiritual Directors, Moral Theology for Spiritual Directors, and Sacramental Theology and Ecclesiology for Spiritual Directors. PSYCHOLOGY FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORSTUESDAY EVENINGS Course Description: The two-credit…
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Spiritual Direction Online Courses Coming Soon!

Following a great start with the Spiritual Direction I: Art of Accompaniment course that took place June 24-28 and various courses and workshops that Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., have offered in locations across the country, Saint Vincent Seminary’s Institute for Ministry Formation will offer its first online spiritual formation courses in the upcoming fall…
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Weeklong Summer Conference to be Held at Saint Vincent

Seminary faculty members Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., professor of theology, and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., director of spiritual formation, will conduct a weeklong summer conference, Spiritual Direction I: Art of Accompaniment, June 24-28 on campus. The event is being sponsored by the Seminary Institute for Ministry Formation, which is an extension of the Seminary’s commitment…
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“Messy Parenting” Podcast Creators To Speak At Saint Vincent Seminary

The Institute for Ministry Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary is hosting a special event, “The Ministry of Parenting,” with special guest speakers Alicia and Michael Hernon, hosts of the renowned podcast "Messy Parenting." On November 17, the Hernons will offer reflections and lead parents in exercises to foster prayerful growth in parenting at the Fred…
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Saint Vincent Seminary Announces Establishment of Institute for Ministry Formation

Saint Vincent Seminary announces the establishment of a new institute, aimed at offering spiritual direction training, spiritual retreats, ongoing education and peer support networks extended through technology that can link remote and local communities. The Institute for Ministry Formation will extend the Seminary’s formational and educational offerings to the wider ministerial community. It will incorporate…
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