Formation at Allen Hall

Here at Allen Hall, we try to make real the words spoken by Pope Benedict XVI when he addressed seminarians at the World Youth Day in Sydney: ‘Do not be afraid to say ‘yes’ to Jesus, to find your joy in doing his will, giving yourself completely to the pursuit of holiness, and using all your talents in the service of others.’

Discover our process of formation for the men who are following their vocation:

Intellectual Formation

The aim of intellectual formation at the seminary is to expose the ordinand to the Church’s tradition and to deepen the knowledge and love of the mystery of faith.

Pastoral Formation

The aim of pastoral formation is “to prepare seminarians to be shepherds in the image of Christ”.

Human Formation

All the power we see in Christ’s Priesthood will be given in the Sacrament of Ordination.  It is the task of Human Formation at Allen Hall to anticipate these graces by striving to embody these qualities in and through our God-given humanity.

Spiritual Formation

The aim of spiritual formation at the seminary is to accompany the seminarians who come to Allen Hall for support and guidance.

Pray for me, and I shall for you and all your friends, that we may merrily meet in heaven.