Licence Number: 2013-FHI-028

20% Discount will be given when more than 5 applicants
from the same congregation apply for this course.

This course aims at accompanying consecrated women and men by inviting them to deepen their formation in Ecclesial Magisterium and Canon Law. 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the participants will:

  • become aware of what the teachings of the magisterium and of canon law in the realm of consecrated life are;
  • be able to reflect, analyse and synthesise the applicability of canon law in various circumstances through workshops and case studies
Applications for this course are now closed.  
  • Men and women members of the consecrated life,
  • Men and women of societies of apostolic life,

Target Audience Age: 18+

Session 1:     The ecclesial magisterium and consecrated life

Session 2:     Documents from Vatican Council II till today  

Session 3:     Documents from Vatican Council II till today  

Session 4:     Introduction to canon law and consecrated life within the                                                           Code of Canon Law (CIC)

Session 5:     History and forms of consecrated Life

Session 6:     The evangelical counsels

Session 7:     Religious life: admission and separation

Session 8:     Governance of institutes

Session 9:     Administration of goods

Session 10:   The apostolate of institutes

Session 11:    Relationship with clergy and diocesan bishop

Session 12:   Related matters to consecrated life in canon law

Wednesdays at 16:30 – 18:30

September 28th
October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
December 7th, 14th

Concluding with a half-day retreat on a Saturday.

The date and venue will be discussed and decided together with the participants


This course has three exit certificate options: 

  1. Certificate of Attendance

To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, students must attend all the course contact hours. 

   2. Certificate of Participation

To obtain a Certificate of Participation, students must attend all the contact hours and pass the short multiple-choice online exam. 

  3.  Certificate of Achievement 

To obtain a Certificate of Achievement, students must: 

      • attend all the contact hours;  
      • pass the short multiple-choice online exam; 
      • and successfully complete a Reflective Journal of at least 500 words;

Teaching and Awarding Institution:
 Pastoral Formation Institute

Qualifications: Every application will be considered on its individual merits. The Pastoral Formation Institute accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. We do consider a very wide range of academic, vocational, and professional qualifications, as well as work and other appropriate experiences and skills.

Language: Proficient in Maltese and English.

Digital Competences: Computer literate (how to access the internet and use a word processor).

Applications for this course are now closed.