View Full Version : Becoming a Priest

Lost World
09-26-2011, 07:33 AM
The MC at the end of my WIP becomes a Catholic priest. I only need to tell the reader this; none of the story actually involves him being a priest.

My question is this: does the priest pay for his own college/seminary education or does the church pay for him to go? Any help appreciated...

09-26-2011, 07:57 AM
The diocese the seminarian lives in pays for all 8 years of seminary school where I'm from.

Calla Lily
09-26-2011, 03:57 PM
Same here, Abielle.

Lost World
09-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the info!

09-26-2011, 11:00 PM
Is your character entering as a diocesan, or is he seeking orders in one of the orders, such as, Dominican, Franciscan, Benedictine?

A diocesan seminarian pays his own way. It's really a college degree with a degree in theology. The man pays for his vestments, chalice, paten, ciborium, and cope. Depending on the richness of these, the cost may be very high. Often the family or a patron pays or contributes to buying these.

In a monastery, it's bit different.

Ora et labore

10-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Often a church parish will support a parish member who attends seminary, too. My parish put several young men through seminary.