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Institute for Christian Spirituality

About the Institute

The Institute for Christian Spirituality was created by Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology to provide a premier center where those who serve in the Church today may obtain a solid foundation in their faith, learn effective skills in pastoral ministry and leadership and be given tools for discernment and spiritual growth – all in an atmosphere of collaboration and camaraderie. 

The Institute’s mission is grounded in 2 Timothy 1:6: “I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God within you.” Begun in 2005 through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Institute accomplishes this goal through various programs, including the Certificate Program in Catholic Evangelization (in collaboration with St. Paul Inside the Walls, Madison, NJ), the Center for Diaconal Formation, and the Catholic Center for Family Spirituality. 


For more information, please contact:
Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D.
Director for the Institute of Christian Spirituality
Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Phone: 973-761-9353
Email: dianne.traflet@shu.edu
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