THOUGHT FOR TODAY BY
ST. ANTHONY ZACCARIA

If through perfect humility you will be able to know objec tively yourself, only then will you be.

4301 Hecktown Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Requirements

 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION*

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION*

 


 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Application Date:
Received on:
 
Personal data
Name
Address
Place and Date of Birth
Religion
Baptism and Confirmation
Marital Status (including previous marital bonds)
Education (including documentation)
Work Experience
Financial situation
Health insurance
Military service
Criminal record
Attitude of family toward vocation
Other
 
Vocation History
Origin
Motivations
Difficulties in choosing one's vocation
Envisioned Difficulties in the new life status
Expectations
Choice between priesthood and brotherhood
Apostolate preferences
Any experiences or membership with other Congregations or Seminaries
 
Spiritual Journey
Spiritual and sacramental life
Membership in ecclesial movements or groups
Membership in other religious families
Relationship with the parish
Spiritual accompaniment: director, time, fruit ...
 
Biography
Family background: members, relationships, religious atmosphere
Social relationships: environment, friends, management of free time, hobbies, vacations, and trips
School: relationship with the teachers and classmates; achievements
Personal and cultural interests
Health, medical history, psychological tests
Other
 
The undersigned declares that what is stated above is true, and asks to be accepted into the
Congregation as a postulant.
 
Signature
Place and date
 
Note: The request is sent to the Provincial Superior with a copy to the Superior of the
welcoming house. The postulant will keep a copy in his own personal file.

 

A part of St. Alexander Sauli's Cross

A part of St. Alexander Sauli's Cross

 

 

 

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

 

Human and religious qualities
Knowledge and acceptance of oneself
Sincerity
Affective maturity
Demeanor
Faithfulness to one's word and assumed responsibilities
Assiduous concern for justice
Capacity for friendship
Sense of an appropriate freedom and responsibility
Spirit of initiative
Aptitude in working with others
Ability to face difficulties
Healthy and right balance in judgment
Capacity for self-denial and sacrifice
Love of God and neighbor
Supernatural criteria
 
Piety
Attendance and active participation in the Holy Eucharist
Holy Communion and visit to the Blessed Sacrament
Confession and spiritual accompaniment
Participation in community prayer: Liturgy of the Hours, meditation ...
Lectio Divina, spiritual reading ...
Personal practices: Rosary, Stations of the Cross ...
Recollection
 
Religious Discipline
Availability, docility, obedience and respect toward the superiors; acceptance of corrections;
flexibility in assignments and unexpected circumstances
Observance: punctuality, order, silence
Poverty in his clothes, furnishings, use of things; dependence; witnessing in relationships
with the environment and people
Chastity: attitudes, language, relationships
Capacity to live in community
Active participation in community life; fraternal correction
Asceticism and penance
Adequate evaluation of religious life and its demands
Study and Academics
Commitment; capacity for concentration; time dedicated to study
Capacity for analysis and synthesis; aptitude for research; method of study
Capacity for personal elaboration and for a proper presentation of what has been learned
Sufficient intellectual ability for ecclesiastical studies and for the priestly ministry
Integration between a life of piety and of study
 
Social Behavior
Capacity to be social and to understand
Understanding, acceptance, solidarity
Respect, gentleness, life style, discretion
Humility, sense of one's own limits, acknowledgement of mistakes
Good example
 
Capacity for Adjustment
Emotional stability
Sense of humor
Self confidence
Abundance of resources
Capacity for decision making
Constancy and tenacity
Self control
Loyalty and trustworthiness
 
Apostolic Aptitudes
Apostolic and missionary zeal
Sense of the Church
Proper knowledge of the priestly ministry and its demands
Integration between apostolic and religious life
Concrete apostolic experiences
Preparation for the Ministries and Orders
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* From Ratio Barnabitica for Vocation Promotion and Formation (©Barnabite Fathers 2003)

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