Herbert J. Sperger

Director of Spiritual Formation, Theological Seminary

• Phone: (610) 785-6565

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Father Herbert Sperger, who has served the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since his ordination in 1979, has been a member of the faculty of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary since 2013. Previously, he served as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in South Philadelphia (2006-2011) and as pastor of St. Michael and Immaculate Conception Parishes in Northern Liberties/Fishtown (2000-2006). Father Sperger served in the Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese (1985-2011) while also teaching for four years at Bishop Shanahan, Cardinal Dougherty and Roman Catholic High Schools. He began serving as an adjunct personal spiritual director at St Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1985. He has also served as a visiting retreat director at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, the IHM Sisters’ Villa Maria by-the-Sea, and Daylesford Abbey. A 1971 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote, PA, he graduated with a Masters in Divinity from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1979.
  • Cert. (Personal & Retreat Spiritual Direction) - The Jesuit Spiritual Center, Wernersville, PA (1988-1995)
  • Cert. (Conversational Spanish) - The Spanish Language School, Philadelphia, PA (1985)
  • M.Div. - St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA (1979)
  • B.A. (Philosophy) - St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA (1975)
  • Director of Spiritual Formation, Theological Division, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2017- )
  • Director of Spiritual Formation, College Division, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2013-2017)
  • Weekend Assistant, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Drexel Hill, PA (2016- )
  • Adjunct Personal Spiritual Director, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (1985-2013)
  • Staff Personal and Retreat Spiritual Director, Daylesford Abbey (2011-2013)
  • Rector (pro-tem), Malvern Retreat House (2011-2012)
  • Visiting Retreat Spiritual Director, The Jesuit Spiritual Center (1988-2012)
  • Visiting Retreat Spiritual Director, Villa Maria by-the-Sea (2000-2010)

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