Monastic Formators' Programme

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2021 Program now 2022

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Sadly we have had to postpone our 2021 Program to 2022 because of COVID-19. Please contact us after Easter 2021.


Application forms for the Program can be downloaded from this site or sent to you as an email attachment. Please contact Fr Brendan if you would like further information.


The closing date for applications will be September 30th 2021. Later applications will be considered according to the availability of places. It is hoped that confirmation of places can be made by the end of October.


The all-inclusive fee for the Program is expected to be €6,900 (Euros) which represents the actual cost of putting on the Program, per person. Thanks to generous of supporters of the Program a limited number of bursaries and scholarships will be available for those communities in need of assistance.

We hope the next Monastic Formators' Program will be in 2022

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2019 Program


The 2019 Program has successfully concluded. We had a 23 participants from 20 different countries: 10 women and 13 men; Cistercians and Benedictines of various Congregations. We hope and pray that their 3 months of study and reflection will enrich their communities in the coming years. We were particularly pleased to welcome some new teachers, including Fr Mauritius Wilde, the Prior of Sant Anselmo and Br John Mark Falkenhain, monk of St Meinrad and professor of psychology there.  


The move to Sant' Anselmo for the first part of the program was considered a great success by staff and students alike. It was good to be part of the wider Benedictine family, although the MFP group kepts its own identity, liturgy and rhythm of life. It was an ideal central and peaceful location.