During five years of studies in the intellectual formation, the seminarian learns to better know God, Christ and the Church; he searches God with his reason and his heart, in the Scripture and through the philosophy and the theology.
The studies are accompanied by the spiritual formation; the most important formation, for it is there that the relation of friendship with Christ is formed. The spiritual life permits to know and understand him better by living with him. This is what the seminarian learns by the liturgical and personal prayer in order to always give more place for God. The principal author of the formation is thus the Holy Spirit; he comes to conform our heart to the heart of Christ.
Finally, by the human and fraternal formation, the vocation is verified by means of the fraternal charity and by taking charge of, everyone at his level, responsibilities of the daily life. Our life must not be disincarnated, and that is why the formation takes place also in the most simple dimensions of the daily life, by the contact with those who shares our life every day.
Additionally, the formation includes a pastoral dimension which permits, during the summer vacancies or during the year of parish internship after the philosophy cycle, to keep alive the desire to announce the good news to the world. In fact, the seminary is not an end in itself, but a period of preparation in order to be sent out on the mission of the salvation of souls.