Monastic Formators’ Program 2024

August 12, 2023 7:12 am

Rome & Assisi
11 March – 1 June 2024

The language of the course is English

The Monastic Formators’ Program (MFP), founded at the instigation of the 2002 Congress of Abbots and supported by Benedictines, Cistercians and other orders, has been the go-to program for dedicated monastic training. The MFP is where monastic men and women from all over the world have the experience of being instructed by some of the important monastic  teachers of our time.  The program is designed to meet the needs of those working in the field of monastic formation, or are preparing to do so in the future.

The aims are threefold:
– ACADEMIC: to provide a deeper appreciation of the monastic tradition and its values.
– PEDAGOGICAL: to reflect on how we communicate this tradition with love and enthusiasm.
– PASTORAL: to deal with questions of discernment and human and spiritual development.

The cost will be €7200 although some scholarships are available for communities in need. Applications are currently being received, but the registration deadline is 30th September 2023.

For further information see the following webpage:

Or contact:
Dom Brendan Thomas OSB, director
[email protected]
Fr. Javier Aparicio OSB, co-director
[email protected]