The Vatican II Institute for Clergy Formation was established in 1973 as a three-month holistic renewal program to assist priests in Region XI (California, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii) in the understanding, integration, and implementation of the vision and teachings of the Second Vatican Council.
From this original design emerged our distinctive and highly-respected sabbatical program that has welcomed over 2,000 priests from throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.
Now officially established as the ongoing formation arm of St. Patrick's Seminary & University, the Institute embraces three important goals:
- A continued commintment to the renewal of priests throughout our sabbatical program
- A renewed commitment to collaboration with the Dioceses of Region XI and the western United States to identify, develop, and implement programs of ongoing formation in service to the current needs of the region
- Close collaboration with St. Patrick's Seminary to establish and strengthen the vital link between initial and ongoing formation of priests.
Vatican II Institute
320 Middlefield Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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