The priest makes the Incarnate Truth present through his ministry, and to make visible and credible the sapiential dimension of his mission, in an era marked by an anthropological and social crisis, he needs a careful intellectual preparation that harmonizes with the other aspects of formation: human, spiritual and pastoral.
Cultural formation is indispensable for a deep understanding of God, of other people and of oneself. The transmission of the Gospel message in a post-modern society cannot be reduced to arousing feelings or emotions; study and prayer are necessary to interiorize the faith and live it consciously.
On the occasion of the promulgation of the Apostolic Constitution Veritatis gaudiumand of the Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis SacerdotalisIn the last few years, a congress for Seminary Formators was held in Rome, organized by the Center for Priestly Formation of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. This book gathers the lectures given at the symposium, with topics ranging from the importance of philosophical and theological studies to pedagogical aspects and communication of the faith in the 21st century.