Psychosexual Integration and Celibate Maturity

Perspectives in the Context of Major Seminary Formation Today


  • Vibin Pullanpilly Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru
  • Thomas Joseph Parayil Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru


Psychosexual Integration, Celibate Maturity, Seminary Formation


Human sexuality is a fundamental God-given gift to experience and share the love in its fullness to the creator and all the creatures. Formation for celibate life needs to be fully aware of this area of human experience and to help students to integrate their sexuality into a wholesome and healthy celibate religious life. To celebrate a happy celibate life we must understand and embrace the sacred dimension of sexuality, the gift of God. The present article focuses on psychosexual integration and celibate maturity, its meaning, and depth, the challenges the church faces in the present world, and suggestions to reach celibate maturity
from the perspective of seminary formation.


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