Formation Program

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Formation Program - Seminary - Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross

After candidacy, postulancy and novitiate, the brothers take their temporary vows. Final (perpetual) vows are made after six years of temporary vows. This allows the brothers ample time to be deeply grounded in the religious life and in their vocational conviction before making this step.

The period of candidacy and postulancy may be held in the USA. The novitiate is conducted at our Monastery Belém in Guaratinguetá, Brazil.

Studies for the priesthood are normally conducted at our philosophical and theological faculty, the “Institutum Sapientiae,” associated with our Monastery of the Holy Cross in Anápolis, Brazil.

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