Discernment

Preparation

Formation is the period of time in which candidates preparing to be priests or brothers begin to live Redemptorist community life, and learn about the Redemptorist charism and mission.
As men consider Redemptorist life, they need to discern whether they are also called to be ordained. Are they called to become a priest or a brother? Both are full members of the Congregation.

Let’s get acquainted

  • Meet with Coordinator of Vocation Ministry
  • Fill out: “Getting Acquainted Questionnaire”
  • Continue with or begin the process of spiritual direction
  • Attend activities to become acquainted with Redemptorists
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An Inquirer

  • Continues to meet with the Coordinator of Vocation Ministry.
  • Becomes associated with a local Redemptorist Community.
  • Begins a mentor relationship with a member of that local community.
  • Continues with spiritual direction.
  • Participates in a Live-In Experience.

A Candidate

  • Completes application forms
  • Participates in a psychological assessment
  • Lives in a Redemptorist student house
  • Continues with spiritual direction
  • Completes studies in Philosophy
  • Begins to learn or continues to learn Spanish
  • Chooses whether to apply for novitiate

A Novice

  • Dedicates a year for deeper discernment, and for spiritual and personal growth.
  • Studies in detail and lives more deeply, the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience.
  • Studies in detail the history and charism of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.
  • Becomes immersed in community living.
  • In consultation with leaders of the Congregation, chooses whether to profess Temporary Vows in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.

A Candidate for Brotherhood

  • Completes studies for ministry
  • Pursues prayer, retreats, and mentorship, for growth in spiritual maturity
  • Works with other Redemptorists in a variety of missionary ministries
  • In consultation with leaders of the Congregation, chooses whether to profess Final Vows in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer

A Candidate for Priesthood

  • Completes a Master of Divinity program
  • Pursues prayer, retreats, and mentorship, for growth in spiritual maturity
  • Works with other Redemptorists in a variety of missionary ministries
  • In consultation with leaders of the Congregation, chooses whether to profess Final Vows in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
  • Completes all internship experiences
  • In consultation with leaders of the Congregation, chooses whether to be ordained as a deacon and then as a priest.
Michael professed Religious Vows in August of 2014.
Please pray for our Seminarians who have responded generously to the call of the Lord of the harvest
by becoming Redemptorist missionaries.

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Contact

Redemptorist Vocation Ministry
426 St Germain Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5M 1W7
Contact Fr. David
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