Friday, April 20, 2012

Cardinal Collins calls it a 'spiritual year' with the institution of new seminary formation program

Prospective priests will go through a series of retreats and a 'media fast' from email, computers, and Ipads
Cardinal Thomas Collins talks with local media April 13 during his two-day visit to Edmonton. Chris Miller/Western Catholic Reporter/CCN
The B.C. Catholic has another story about Cardinal Collins and the enthusiasm he has about the seminary formation program in Toronto. The Western Catholic Reporter dishes the details:
Cardinal Thomas Collins is excited about his new program for men about to enter Toronto’s St. Augustine Seminary.

He calls it “a spiritual year” in which prospective priests go through a series of retreats, read the Bible cover to cover, work with the poor and are immersed in different forms of Catholic culture, such as music and art.

Then there is the “media fast.” No email, no newspapers or magazines, no Internet, Ipads, television or other “potentially addictive media.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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