What Is Entailed in the Training,
The novitiate is one year. It deepens the candidates understanding of the constitutions, spirituality and media charism of the Society.
Temporary vows are renewed on an annual bases for six years.
Priesthood candidates need to complete a BA in liberal arts (strong philosophy background recommended) and four years of theology. Brotherhood candidates study communications and theology in order to understand the faith and communicate it professionally in various aspects of the apostolate.
What is A Pauline Brother?
What is a Pauline Priest?
Who was Blessed James Alberione?
What does the Media
How many countries
is the Society of
St. Paul located in?
What is the Pauline Family?
Community life and prayer.
The vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and fidelity to the pope are stressed at all stages of formation.
Whether a person is admitted to
perpetual vows or ordination depends on his ability to live these evangelical counsels in a mature and healthy fashion.
The spirituality of the congregation revolves around daily participation in the Eucharist, an hour Eucharistic visit, personal prayer and meditation.
For a priesthood candidate who enters with no college education, it will take a minimum of ten years to complete the training. For a brotherhood candidate who enters it will take a minimum of eight years to complete the training.
Where is the Society found in the United States?
Who is eligible to become a member of the Society?
How does a person
apply to the congregation?
What costs are involved in the application and formation period?
How long does it take to
become a Pauline priest or brother?
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