Preparing for the priesthood
Geared toward both college seminary graduates and men who discern their call later in life, major seminaries oversee what the Church calls the "configuration stage" of priestly formation. Each step of the journey brings a man closer to ordination.
Getting ready to get ready
The Vatican will soon require seminaries to institute a "propaedeutic stage" of preliminary formation before a man begins seminary life. The propaedeutic stage allows a man to detach himself from the world and focus on his relationship with Jesus, his community and himself before entering the seminary.