College Seminary Program

xavierThe Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers offer a college seminary program for those priesthood candidates who meet the admissions criteria but who have not yet finished their college degrees. Ordinarily candidates are accepted with a university degree. However those who lack a university degree enter the Maryknoll Formation program in Chicago, Illinois and attend St. Xavier University where they earn bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy.  They enroll as day students while residing at the Initial Formation Residence and participating in the daily spiritual life of the community.  They are also engaged in apostolic activities in parishes and church institutes during these undergraduate years.