Seminarian and Priest Training

To grow a Culture of Life and Love, the world needs a strong clergy. Our faith leaders must be grounded in Catholic teaching on life and family. As goes the priesthood, so go the faithful.

That is why our events and resources for seminarians and priests are the cornerstone of our programs. We conduct 60 training events for more than 4,300 seminarians every year. Over nearly 50 years, HLI has built a global legacy of faithful Catholic priests boldly preaching the Gospel of Life.

Our programs for priests and seminarians include:

  • The French-speaking Africa Seminarian Summer Institute and Priest Summer Institute
  • The English-speaking Africa Seminarian and Priest Conferences
  • REDESSVIDA Congresses – both regional and national in Latin America
  • Regional and national conferences in Asia, Oceania, and Europe
  • Rome Office bioethics library
  • The Pro-Life Pastoral Handbook, Educational Series on Contraception, Marriage, Conscience, and so much more


The following articles share stories from our seminarian and priest training programs:

Priest Training Impacts Youth in Peru

By HLI Staff | May 20, 2021 |
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With tools from HLI training, Fr. Chumpén is bringing young people to Christ. During his five years of priesthood, Fr. Chumpén has met young people with a host of spiritual wounds. Some come from abusive homes. Some are grieving a son or daughter they aborted or struggling with homosexuality. Others are just trying to find…

Pro-Life Training Transforms Priests in Belarus

By HLI Staff | March 12, 2021 |

The diocese of Vitebsk begins the long journey toward the Culture of Life. Five years ago, two men had a conversation that transformed the diocese of Vitebsk in Belarus. The newly appointed Bishop, Aleh Butkevich, was praying for guidance. He needed to turn his diocese pro-life, but too many of his priests were working against…

You Blocked Abortion-on-Demand in Kenya!

By Fr. Samuel Gatimu | September 1, 2020 |
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When you give, Life wins. 100 more countries still need your help. This summer, you brought Kenyan pro-lifers together to flatten a bill that would have legalized abortion on demand. Over the years, your generous support raised a firm foundation of respect for life in Kenya. Planned Parenthood Global took a swing at it and…

You Empower Fr. Okon to Share the Gospel of Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet | April 1, 2020 |

At the bioethics library, you serve priests from around the globe.  When HLI commissioned the Rome office in 1998 to assist in her global missionary activities, she could not have fully envisioned the tremendous impact. The Rome bioethics library has changed the lives of numerous religious men and women, seminarians, priests, and lay students studying in Rome. Of course, the impact…