Formation conference with the Rector
Today Fr. Enrique Tapia, L.C., rector of Maria Mater Ecclesiae College, shared with us his experience of vocational discernment: his call to the priesthood, his formative journey in the seminary, his ministry as a deacon and as a priest. We thank him for his priestly testimony and for his service as rector of our college.
Today Fr. José Oyarzún, LC, rector of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, spoke to us about the relationship between academic studies and evangelization. Intellectual formation is essential in priestly formation because it allows us to better understand the mystery of God and through this understanding the faith can be communicated adequately in any cultural context
After two months, we restarted the weekly formation conferences, welcoming the first-year seminarians who began the two-year cycle of conferences on formation of formators. Today Fr. Ignacio Sarre, LC, spoke about responsible freedom as an indispensable condition for responding to the priestly vocation, the risks of a freedom not lived in truth, and the external and internal obstacles that limit our freedom.
Rectors Lent message 2023
Dear friends Pope Francis has left us a beautiful message for this Lent 2023 (https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/es/events/event.dir.html/ content/vaticanevents/es/2023/2/17/messaggio-quaresima.html). In this message, the Pope invites us to listen, to listen to Jesus, to listen to the Word of God that speaks to us every day. We all have some situation in life that worries or troubles us, some problem, some pain. Let us listen to Jesus, let us listen to God, to his Word, and