Pedagogia social e formação sacerdotal
: centralidade da relação pedagógica : estudo de caso

  • António Afonso Rodrigues (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The formation of future priests is a constant in the Church's concern. The quality of the formation and ministry of these priests is always a concern. The pedagogical relationship is largely responsible for this essentially dialogical mission (Pastores dabo vobis, 1992; Ratio fundamentalis, 2016). From this conviction and restlessness, the present Research Work was born, aimed at answering the fundamental question of the impact of the pedagogical relationship (between forming and training) on formation and priestly life. Social Pedagogy comes about to the extent that it provides relevant contributions to the construction of humanistic and welcoming socio-educational paths that, starting from the value "person" and the assumptions of education and formative dialogue, enable the access and success of a priestly mission achieved in its most genuine identity and purpose, fulfilling the ideal of salvation – the most authentic human development. The study is based on a literature review, with the analysis of documents and texts on priestly education and the pedagogical relationship, and advances to a case study inspired by our direct experience of priestly education.
Date of Award24 Feb 2022
Original languagePortuguese
SupervisorIsabel Baptista (Supervisor)


  • Social pedagogy
  • Priestly formation
  • Pedagogical relationship
  • Trainer profile
  • Human development


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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