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Forming pastoral leaders and missionaries for a renewed Church

Training missionaries from all over the world since 1961, the East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI) is known for its multi-cultural residential environment.  After 50 years this EAPI experience is still an attraction since many participants have not had the experience of learning and sharing community life together amidst a diversity of genders, cultures, ethnicities, vocations, and spiritualities.  

Although the content of the programs has evolved in tandem with changing pastoral needs and pastoral knowledge, EAPI has continued to implement the original dream of the founding fathers, namely, to prepare, form, train, and help pastoral workers for mission.

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EAPI Vision & Mission

We are a multi-cultural Catholic community of disciples striving to witness to a new way of being Church in a region characterized by diverse cultures, religious traditions, widespread poverty, and complex social changes.

We commit ourselves, following the way of Jesus Christ, to serve the churches of Asia and the Pacific in their mission of giving witness to the Good News as leaven in the transformation of cultures and societies towards the values of God’s reign, by providing programs and services for the integral formation and renewal of lay persons, religious, and ordained ministers.

EAPI Programs


Pastoral Leadership & Management for Mission (PLMM)

PLMM is a six-month residential program designed to enhance the leadership and management capacities and the personal and spiritual development of pastoral missionaries in response to the demands of the contemporary Church.

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Pastoral Renewal for Discipleship (PRD)

PRD is a four-month residential program, set in the rich tradition of cross-cultural Asian experience at EAPI, that offers on-going formation and renewal designed to inspire pastoral leaders and missionaries with a deeper understanding and appreciation of what discipleship of Jesus means today and to equip them for the mission of the Church.

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Modules for Pastoral Empowerment (PE)

EAPI offers week-long learning modules that are held with the multicultural participants of EAPI residential programs. Information on the modules (titles, facilitators, schedules, fess) is available upon request. Available spaces are limited per module. Sessions are from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM from Monday to Thursday, and 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday. Module materials, lunch and snacks are provided.

One may choose live-out participation (module only) or live-in participation (with room and board).

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Sabbatical Renewal Experience (SRE)

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.

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EAPI Contact Details



East Asian Pastoral Institute
Ateneo de Manila University Campus,

Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights,
1108 Quezon City, Philippines

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Contact Nos.

(+632) 8426-5901 to 02

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