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What is our application process?
Our application process begins with filling out the contact us form and initiating a discussion about your interest in your monastic calling and discernment with a member of our Vocations Team. After a period of study and reflection, you decide to move forward, you will enter the Application Process as an Inquirer.
The formal application comprises the following:
the candidate’s completed application,
copies of certificates proving the candidate has received all the holy Mysteries of Initiation (Baptism, Chrismation, or Confirmation), or be willing to receive them,
a letter of recommendation from the candidate’s Pastor, another priest, or religious leader acceptable to the Abbot,
at least one letter of recommendation from another person who knows the candidate well that is not a significant other,
all other information that would be relevant to the candidate’s application
Background Check Verification: As part of the application process, all candidates are required to complete a background check, including the US Department of Justice Sexual Offender Registry, through our jurisdiction’s verification process. Candidates will not be considered until this item is completed.
Once your application is submitted and reviewed, and approved, you will be welcomed into the Postulancy during the next General Assembly of our Community, or as decided by the Abbot and Vocations Team.
We accept applications to join the Monastic Community only from those who have been first vetted as an Inquirer. There is a $120 contribution to go towards for administrative costs of the new Monastic, and scholarships may be available.