Becoming a Spiritan
We often talk about vocation when someone wishes to give his / her life to the service of others. Vocation is about a call and invitation. Jesus called his disciples by inviting them to come and follow him. But this call and invitation is often the result of a questioning about one's life or a desire to do something worthwhile with it. We can read about this in St. John's Gospel (Chapter 1, Verses 35 – 39).
If you are at this stage of questioning or feel called to follow Christ as part of the Spiritan family, you may consider talking it over with a Spiritan priest. To this end you may contact:
Fr. Paddy Moran C.S.Sp.,
St. Mary’s College,
You may choose to meet Fr. Paddy to talk things over in complete freedom and confidence, and raise whatever questions you wish. No commitment is required on your part at this stage.
Should you both decide, you might then meet up with another Spiritan to engage in a more formal process of discernment. Discernment is the term given to the process of serious reflection about life choices. This normally lasts a period of time necessary for you to see how God is working in your life and how He might be calling you to a life of discipleship – perhaps as a Spiritan missionary. Normally at this stage, you would spend some time in a Spiritan community to get to know us better.
At the end of this time of discernment, if you feel called to pursue the idea of becoming a Spiritan you can apply to join the Formation Programme. A series of interviews with the candidate and, at some stage, a psychological assessment would follow.