Discernment and Accompaniment
The Lord has a plan for each of us, he calls each one of us by name. Our task is to learn how to listen, to perceive his call, to be courageous and faithful in following him and, when all is said and done, to be found trustworthy servants who have used well the gifts given us. (Pope Benedict XVI to Seminarians, Bavaria, 11 September 2006)
Enquirers are invited to make contact with the Vocations Director who can meet with them to answer questions and provide an initial point of contact with the Passionists. Applicants for entry into the Congregation should normally have been in contact with the Vocations Director for a year before beginning their Postulancy. During this time of discernment, they will meet regularly with the Vocations Director, who accompanies them at this stage. The period of accompaniment is a time of discernment for both the Applicant and the Congregation, as they seek God’s Will together.