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BECOMING A RELIGIOUS 
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BECOMING A RELIGIOUS WOMAN OR RELIGIOUS MAN

The procedures for becoming a religious man or woman are different depending on the religious order you are interested in. We can assist you by connecting you with the appropriate religious order, while helping you discern the call to religious life. 

A man or woman discerning a religious vocation:

  • Be a practicing Catholic and involved in ministry of some kind;

  • Have a healthy relationship with God, get along with people and show a concern for their welfare;

  • Have a good recommendation from his Pastor;

  • Have the ability and desire to live the Evangelical Counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience;

  • Meet on a regular basis with Vocation Office personnel;

  • Attend monthly ‘Discernment meetings’;

  • Be in good general health;

  • Be in good psychological health;

  • Take the necessary psychological tests with a good recommendation from psychologist;

  • Meet the Criteria to be hired through Live Scan process;

  • Take the necessary classes needed for the office for protection of youth.

Discernment Videos

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