Priestly and Religious Formation in the Catholic Church

From a Historical Perspective

  • Francis Thonippara Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru
Keywords: Priestly and Religious formation, Catholic Church, Diverse challenges

Abstract

The Priestly and Religious formation in the Catholic Church has a long and interesting history to trace back. It took not just centuries but millennia to evolve and improve its basic, rudimentary form illustrated by Jesus, to its present day status. It is quite interesting to trace back the evolution hitherto of the priestly and religious formation. It was the problems she encountered that made the Church improve and streamline her formative methods and practices. Though a lot has been achieved down through the centuries, there are a lot more to be done in the field of priestly and religious formation on account of the new and diverse challenges we come upon today’s world.

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Published
2014-12-31