Those in the Community of Formation reside in the Seminary complex. Married seminarians residing with their wives are encouraged to rent near the Seminary. Staff can provide listings and neighborhood recommendations or, if available, make a request to the Archbishop for the renting of a vacant rectory.
COMMUNITY OF ASPIRANTS
Seminarians, as men of prayer, live in community where they are spiritually, personally, intellectually, and pastorally formed by living life together. This includes participation in regular liturgical services in the Seminary’s chapel; regular rotations in the seminary’s house duties; strict adherence to the Seminary’s housing policies including maintenance of their rooms, and guest policies; and general dress and personal hygiene requirements as detailed in the Student Handbook.
In the Seminary’s Community of Aspirants, we embrace those men in discernment as well as those men whose goal is academic and pastoral formation in order to serve as theology instructors, catechists, and cantors. With that in mind, male nonseminarians who voluntarily agree to formation as part of the communal life of the seminarians can petition for housing within the Seminary residence halls as space permits.
By agreeing to live in community, one accepts the common identity of the community and, as such, consents to living within the strict confines of the Seminary residence halls. The only activities from which non-seminarian residents are exempt are Rector’s conferences. All other house duties and obligations are incumbent upon those living in community as a sincere expression of one’s desire to be formed by the experience of fully participating in Seminary life.
The Seminary reserves the right to limit the number of non-seminarians who live in residence. The Rector, in consultation with the Coordinator of Student Life, has final authority for enforcing the rules of Community Life, which includes the Honor Code, and can dismiss a non-seminarian from residential life if he feels that their commitment to living in community is not in keeping with the rules as outlined.
The cost for resident non-seminarians is computed per semester at the same room and board rate as resident seminarians. The admissions requirements are based on those for seminarian applicants.