Sabbatical Renewal Experience

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Sabbatical Renewal Experience (SRE) is a four-month residential program designed to provide a holistic space for persons who are in transition or in need of a change of pace from their busy lives of ministry, allowing time to rest, to renew, to reflect, and to re-create with fellow pastoral workers in an Asian cross–cultural ecclesial context.

Here the participant rediscovers the richness of one’s being, appreciates more profoundly the graciousness and beauty of God’s creative love, and thus prepares to re-engage the mission of the Church with greater generosity and compassion.


August 04 - Nov. 30, 2019 US $4,025

January 05 - May 02, 2020 US $4,025

The fees are inclusive of tuition and board & lodging. Financial assistance is available.

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Tel. No.: (63 2) 426-5901



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August 04 - November 30, 2019

January 05 - May 02, 2020

In particular, participants strive to attain the following outcomes:

     Psycho-Emotional Integration:

Through a relaxed schedule, carefully selected week-long modules, personal reflection, group sharing, and other activities, participants gain a deeper understanding of their own personal history, giftedness, and unique personality. They become more at peace with inner tensions, personal wounds and vulnerabilities, leading to greater human and apostolic development.

     Spiritual Maturity:

The program offers continuous opportunities for attuning to one's experience of God's love through daily times for personal prayer, regular spiritual accompaniment, an Ignatian silent retreat, and modules on spirituality. Participants are guided on the path of discernment and contemplation towards attaining an enduring openness to finding God in all things.


The program challenges each participant and the community as a whole to critically rediscover the mission of the Church in the light of the pastoral renewal affirmed and urged by Vatican II. Program modules invite a closer look at Jesus Christ and how he continues to be active in the Church and in the world, calling each of his disciples to join him in service.


  • An Asian experience of the global Church.
  • Cross-cultural ecclesial community living.
  • Spiritual accompaniment and counseling.
  • Directed retreats and recollections.
  • Creative forms of prayer and liturgies.
  • Group integration/faith-sharing sessions.
  • Out-of-town vacation and exposures.
  • Sports and other recreational activities.
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