The Path into a Vocation

Postulancy


The initial period of discernment is the Postulancy. This stage is the introduction to community life with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius joining in work and prayer. Through participation in the Liturgical Office and the Mass he will familiarize himself with the rich liturgical history of the Roman Catholic Church in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms.





Final Vows


During the period of Junioriate a member of the Canons Regular may renew his temporary vows annually, but the period during which he is bound by them may not exceed six years, at which point he must either profess final vows or leave the Canons Regular. After three years under temporary vows, a member may request the profession of final vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. All members called to the priesthood profess final vows before advancing to the diaconate.





Postulancy


The initial period of discernment is the Postulancy. This stage is the introduction to community life with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius joining in work and prayer. Through participation in the Liturgical Office and the Mass he will familiarize himself with the rich liturgical history of the Roman Catholic Church in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms.





Seminary Formation


If a member of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius discerns that he also has a call to the priesthood, he will be admitted into theological studies. He must first complete the proper undergraduate studies if he has not already done so prior to entrance into the community. Guided by the norms established by the Holy See, the seminarian will be given human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation centered around the Holy Eucharist, especially daily Mass, the Divine Office and contemplative prayer. Frequent use of spiritual direction and sacramental Confession is emphasized to foster an unwavering commitment to a priestly life of sacrifice and service.





Seminary Formation


If a member of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius discerns that he also has a call to the priesthood, he will be admitted into theological studies. He must first complete the proper undergraduate studies if he has not already done so prior to entrance into the community. Guided by the norms established by the Holy See, the seminarian will be given human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation centered around the Holy Eucharist, especially daily Mass, the Divine Office and contemplative prayer. Frequent use of spiritual direction and sacramental Confession is emphasized to foster an unwavering commitment to a priestly life of sacrifice and service.





Seminary Formation


If a member of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius discerns that he also has a call to the priesthood, he will be admitted into theological studies. He must first complete the proper undergraduate studies if he has not already done so prior to entrance into the community. Guided by the norms established by the Holy See, the seminarian will be given human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation centered around the Holy Eucharist, especially daily Mass, the Divine Office and contemplative prayer. Frequent use of spiritual direction and sacramental Confession is emphasized to foster an unwavering commitment to a priestly life of sacrifice and service.





Final Vows


During the period of Junioriate a member of the Canons Regular may renew his temporary vows annually, but the period during which he is bound by them may not exceed six years, at which point he must either profess final vows or leave the Canons Regular. After three years under temporary vows, a member may request the profession of final vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. All members called to the priesthood profess final vows before advancing to the diaconate.





Postulancy


The initial period of discernment is the Postulancy. This stage is the introduction to community life with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius joining in work and prayer. Through participation in the Liturgical Office and the Mass he will familiarize himself with the rich liturgical history of the Roman Catholic Church in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms.





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