Congregation of Holy Cross
Program: Collegiate Program
Holy Cross Collegiate Program: Opportunity to live in a Christian community and share prayer, service, and community with the brothers and candidates of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
- Eat dinner with community at least twice per week
- Share in cooking and cleaning
- Participate in Bi-Monthly meetings
- Attend Friday Liturgies
- $12 per day
St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX (North Wing of St. Joseph Hall)
Program is one semester or longer. Collegiate(s) are limited to a maximum of two years of residence.
Stories: Mr. Michael Minuth, lived at Moreau House community for a period of about 2 years. Began discernment of religious life during this period and became a candidate for the Dominican Order. Currently resides in St. Louis, MO and studies at the Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Bro. Steven Walsh, C.S.C
Tel: 512- 448 – 8754
Program: Old College
Old College combines a structured formation program with the advantages of a Notre Dame educational experience. The program is housed in the campus' original building constructed in 1843. Old Collegians are introduced to religious life in Holy Cross through daily Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours, spiritual direction, service placements, retreats, one-on-one meetings with their chaplains, and weekly community gatherings. Old Collegians must acquire a total of twenty-four credits of philosophy and eighteen of theology but are free to pursue various degrees, depending upon their academic interests.
Holy Cross Vocation Office
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Tel: (574) 631-6385
Society of Jesus
Program: Six Weeks a Jesuit
- This program is open to men who have maintained contact with their vocation director and are currently discerning God’s call to the Jesuit vocation. Participants must be willing to commit themselves to a summer of serious and intentional prayer, work, reflection and fun.
- During the orientation weekend, the leaders will discuss what Jesuits are all about and how Jesuit vision is expressed today.
- There is time for reflection, prayer and relaxation
- Candidates will live in a Jesuit community and participate in apostolic experiences in summer programs
Ministry Programs include:
- New York province Health Care Facility at Murray Weigel Hall
- HAP- economically challenged middle school students
- Nativity School programs
- Serve at a Jesuit Parish
Each week the participants gather for a conference designed to discuss various aspects of Jesuit life. Topics include Prayer, Discernment, Commitment to the Advancement of Faith and Justice
Weekends are set aside for reflection on the experience. There are also times for prayer, sharing and socializing with other participants in the program. The program concludes with a retreat for all participants.
The aim of this program is to allow interested men to donate a portion of their life to living the life of a Jesuit. The program is similar to the six-week program but is more appropriate for older discerners (perhaps those who may be getting finances in order) or for those who are confident in their desire to enter and would like to participate in a Jesuit apostolate while waiting for acceptance.
- The program is structured so as to allow an interested discerner to live work and pray with a Jesuit community over a more lengthy period of time.
- Some will live with the Jesuits for a year while teaching in a school served by the community.
- Donnes are expected to live as Jesuits live ---to live the vows at this time.
For more information, contact:
800.537.3736 ext. 231
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Program: Pre Postulate
- Program for women who have made Discernment Retreats and would like to explore the Formation Program without a formal application process; precedes formal acceptance into the Postulate
- Three month program with a Spiritual, Human, Apostolic and Intellectual Dimensions
- Deepening relational skills—stressing openness, acceptance, service and mutual respect
- Studies Catholic Doctrine and reads spiritual works and studies: The life of the Foundress, history of the Congregation, Charism and patrons of the Congregation
- Participate in meditation on the Word of God and community prayer, days of spirituality and retreat
- Provides an initial experience in community living, i.e., liturgical life and work of Congregation
Sr. Susan Marie Krupp
314- 620- 8847
Saint Meinrad School of Theology
College Ministerial Internship Program
The College Ministerial Internship Program is a six-week internship for college-age students. Interns come from throughout the United States and Mexico to be formed in Benedictine spirituality for ministry in the Church and taught by monks and faculty of Saint Meinrad Schoolof Theology. They also serve as staff, catechists and theological reflection group leaders for the "One Bread, One Cup" summer liturgical leadership conferences.
Throughout the summer, interns have opportunities to be formed not only intellectually, but also in the areas of spiritual human and pastoral formation. The internship provides college students a balance of theory and practice in today's Roman Catholic Church.
College Internships begin the first Friday of June and conclude in mid July. For information or an application please contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Formation. Applications must be received by November 15. Qualified applicants may be invited to an interview on the Saint Meinrad campus.
For more information, visit the "One Bread, One Cup" website oboc.saintmeinrad.edu