Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Becoming a Priest

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The call to priesthood is an invitation to enter more fully into the life of God. This call is experienced in a variety of ways: through personal prayer, by involvement in the life of the Church and through the People of God.

Saint Meinrad guides each student through an exploration of his own unique vocation that leads to a deeper understanding of all aspects of his capacity to serve God.

Preparation for the priesthood is accomplished in four mutually supportive programs: human formation, spiritual formation, academic formation and pastoral formation.

Integrating these programs nourishes the student and assists him in discerning his call to priesthood, as well as preparing him to effectively fulfill the duties and tasks required of today's Catholic priest.