The Four Pillars Gala is a fundraiser to support the ongoing formation of our seminarians. St. Patrick’s seminary & University maintains as its primary purpose the initial and ongoing formation of Roman Catholic priests in a contemporary multicultural world, especially for dioceses within the Western United States and the Pacific Rim.Through human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral development, Christ-centered men grow and excel as collaborative, culturally-aware pastoral leaders committed to Jesus and His Church. This year St. Patrick's will honor Mr. and Mrs. Antonio (Tony) Sanchez-Corea as Pillars to the seminary.
ABOUT THE FOUR PILLARS:
HUMAN FORMATION seeks to help men become healthy and mature adults in the faith who can serve as bridges to others seeking Christ.
SPIRITUAL FORMATION directs our hearts to God by fostering a deep, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, faithful priestly discipleship, and clarity in one’s vocation.
INTELLECTUAL FORMATION looks to open young minds and hearts to the wisdom found in the bringing together of faith and reason.
PASTORAL FORMATION unifies and gives direction to the whole formation process. Pastoral formation directs young men to see Christ in those to whom he minsters and come to see Christ at work in himself.
Vivere summe Deo in Christo Jesu
To live above all for God in Christ Jesus
-Fr. Olier, founder of the Society of St. Sulpice
The National Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Program of Priestly Formation (5th ed.2005)
Pope John Paul II’s Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds, 1992)
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DIOCESE IN WHICH WE SERVE:
- Archiocese of San Francisco
- Archdiocese of Seattle
- Archdiocese of Portland
- Diocese of Fresno
- Diocese of Honolulu
- Diocese of Monterey
- Diocese of Oakland
- Diocese of Orange
- Diocese of Reno
- Diocese of Sacramento
- Diocese of Salt Lake City
- Diocese of San Jose
- Diocese of Santa Rosa
- Diocese of Stockton