A Year of Discernment
Spend a year learning about Catholic culture, spirituality and the vocation of priesthood.
The Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology’s Year of Spiritual Discernment, El Camino, introduces men who are discerning priesthood to the depths and richness of Catholic culture, while simultaneously helping them to discover how their story and vocation fits within that broader story.
Following the Program For Priestly Formation, 6th Edition and its proposed propaedeutic stage, Saint Meinrad offers a robust year of discernment, where participants begin to develop “a life of prayer, study, fraternity, and appropriate docility to formation.” (§92)
El Camino provides:
In Person: The aspirant lives, prays and learns within a community of peers at Saint Meinrad, which will be set apart from the general seminary population. Worship space would be shared with the on-campus graduate theology lay community.
Online: The aspirant lives, prays and learns in a community organized by and internal to the diocese. Seminarians take part in the seminar and classroom-style meetings as chosen by the diocese.