Maryknoll Vocation Ministries is a service to the Maryknoll Society.
This blog aims to keep Maryknoll Formation Candidates and
Vocation Prospects abreast of discernment and Church issues.

September 2, 2011

10 Maryknoll Candidates begin 2011 Formation year

2011 Formation Class
Maryknoll is proud to announce that there are 10 Candidates in the 2011 Formation Program.  Candidates come from California, Texas, Indiana, Florida, New York and Canada.  Of the 10 Candidates, 6 are working on their undergraduate degree.  One candidate, Dae Kim has just returned from his Overseas Training assignment in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  There are 12 Maryknoll Vocation Candidates in all.  Two are in the Overseas Training Program: Lam Hua in Africa, and Shaun Crumb in Bolivia.  According to their Formators, these men are studious, responsible, pastorally involved, and ON FIRE FOR MISSION.

The Formation program for Maryknoll priest and brother candidates includes academic requirements but also skills for pastoral ministry and maturing in one’s personal desire to reach out to others in cross-cultural mission apostolates.  Undergraduate and graduate academic work is measured by required credits – for priesthood candidates to earn a Masters in Divinity at Catholic Theological Union (CTU); for brotherhood candidates to earn 24 credits in theology and to develop individual aptitudes for contributing to mission work. 

Graduate students study at Catholic Theological Union.  Undergraduate students study at St. Joseph Seminary, Loyola, St. Xavier, and Harold Washington .  All students live at the Formation house on Hide Park Boulevard in Chicago.  They are assisted in their continued discernment process by two veteran missionaries: Fr. John Eybel, MM and Brother Joe Bruener, MM.

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