The formation of the priest in its spiritual dimension is required by the new Gospel life to which he has been called in a specific way by the Holy Spirit, poured out in the sacrament of holy orders.

The priest's prayer life in particular needs to be continually "reformed." Experience teaches that in prayer one cannot live off past gains. Every day we need not only to renew our external fidelity to times of prayer … but also to strive constantly for the experience of a genuine personal encounter with Jesus, a trusting dialogue with the Father and a deep experience of the Spirit. (PDV 72)

Links

Belmont Abbey

Douai Abbey

Franciscan Media

Pope's Prayer Network

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

Word on Fire

Ignatian Spirituality