Vocation Profile - Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception

Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception

Fr. Thomas Dome C.R.I.C.
Vocation Director
601 Glade Dr.
Santa Paula, CA 93060

805-933-5063
cricusa@yahoo.com
www.cricusa.org

International?Yes
Professed members8
Year founded1871
Generalate/motherhouseRome, Italy
Province/federationCalifornia Territory

(Arch)dioceses
Los Angeles, CA
International
Italy, France, England, Peru, Brazil
Mission
The Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception is a congregation of priests and brothers, living in common according to the Rule of Saint Augustine. We live a spirituality founded on Christ and His saving mystery celebrated in the richness of the Sacred Liturgy. We are devoted to our Blessed Mother Mary, in the Immaculate Conception. We dedicate ourselves to all the duties and offices of the pastoral ministry in the parishes where we serve.
Qualifications
1) Be baptized and confirmed men of good physical and emotional health, with a good moral character for a life of community, prayer and apostolic work. 2) A sincere desire to become holy. 3) The desire to enter the religious life to follow Christ in the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. 4) The desire to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) with all due solemnity, and a love for personal prayer. 5) The willingness to serve the Church in the parish ministry and the duties given by the superiors. 6) A filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 7) Fidelity to the Holy Father and to the Magisterium of the Church.
Formation
Aspirancy period of three months (may be longer depending upon the candidate); one year postulancy; one year novitiate; three years temporary vows during which studies are continued for the priesthood or training for the brotherhood. After three years in temporary vows, one can make his solemn profession.
Age range/limit
Brotherhood up to 45. Priesthood up to 35.
Belated vocations?
Yes: Yes

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