Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Dear friend of the Congar Institute,   This Christmas season we are once again reminded of what it is all about:  “The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great …

Working Together to Promote Excellence in Ministry Formation

From New Mexico to Utah, from Nevada to Texas, our work keeps us in touch with people and organizations dedicated to training lay people to serve the Gospel and society. Our network of relationships and the diversity of activities that …

“Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización”

“Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización”
We have been witnesses of the Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización! Congar Institute is an active member of the three national Hispanic organizations, Federación de Institutos Pastorales (FIP), The National Catholic Council for Hispanic …

Visiting the Diocese of Las Cruces

Visiting the Diocese of Las Cruces
We both felt honored and grateful by the invitation by Bishop Oscar Cantu of the Diocese of Las Cruces to visit his diocese on September 25 and meet with him and some members of his formation leadership team. The purpose …

The Dominicans and Vatican II: A Day of Friend-raising and Faith-sharing

The Dominicans and Vatican II:  A Day of Friend-raising and Faith-sharing
What a blessed retreat day we spent learning about the Dominicans and their influence in the Church and in society leading up to Vatican II!  On October 12, 2013, the “Amigos del Instituto Congar” organized a day of reflection at …

Salt Lake City Diocesan Pastoral Congress: The New Evangelization 2

Salt Lake City Diocesan Pastoral Congress:  The New Evangelization
“The snow-capped Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains surrounding Salt Lake City set the backdrop for the gathering of the 600+ catechists and lay ministers from around the diocese who assembled at the Skaggs Catholic Center to reflect on ‘The New …

September 2013

At the Congar Institute, we are blessed with opportunities to serve our Church community through lay faith formation and leadership development to dioceses and through our active participation in leading Church organizations. For those who share our passion for building …

Congar Institute recognized for the Development of Catholic Leadership in the U.S. Hispanic Ministry.

Congar Institute recognized for the Development of Catholic Leadership in the U.S. Hispanic Ministry.
I was invited to the National Convocation of Emerging Catholic Leadership in the U.S. Hispanic Ministry, from July 29-31, 2013 convened by Hosffman Ospino from Boston College. This invitation I see as recognition of the need of our institute’s mission …

The Dominicans and Vatican II A Day of Reflection to conclude the Year of Faith

The Dominicans and Vatican II A Day of Reflection to conclude the Year of Faith
Are you in the San Antonio area?  Do you want to learn more about the Dominicans and their important role in Vatican II?  Come hear how the Second Vatican Council endorsed and developed Yves Congar’s vision of a church where …