The complete formation of a Schoenstatt Fathers lasts for about 10 years. According to the recommendation of our Founder Fr Joseph Kentenich, the priestly ordination occurs from the age of 30 on.
Our training includes three components: spiritual formation, academic study, and practical preparation for the priesthood. Over the decade of formation, these three components take place and alternate in a complementary way.
When a young man has matured to the decision to become a priest and first applies to the Community, he is called a candidate.