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To be eligible for admission to the program, a priest must

  1. Be recommended by officials of the diocese or the leadership of his religious community. Letter of recommendation must be forwarded directly to St. John’s University from diocesan personnel office or major superior in US.
  2. Have been a resident of the United States generally for at least six months.
  3. Demonstrate conversational proficiency in English.
  4. Complete application form including report of all ministerial experience.

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)