Community of Aspirants
When sponsored seminarians are discerning formation and a priestly vocation and have yet to meet the benchmarks for admittance into the configuration stage of priestly formation, admission to the Community of Aspirants will be required. The duration of this program varies based upon a man’s state in life and his status in regard to the benchmarks.
All aspirants on our campus must be at least 21 years of age. Associates are limited to two years in the community.
By agreeing to live on campus one accepts the common identity of the community and, as such, consents to living within the strict confines of the Seminary residence halls. The only activities from which non-seminarian residents are exempt are Rector’s conferences. All other house duties and obligations are incumbent upon those living in community as an expression of one’s desire to be formed by the experience of participating in Seminary life.
- Minimum three years of active discernment under the guidance of a vocation director
- Two-week minimum annual residency at B.C.S. (e.g. during diaconate studies weeks)
- Clear articulation of conviction of a priestly calling with reasonable presumption of permanency to formation and discernment toward presbyteral ordination
- Capacity to be an active and mature agent of his own formation.