Signs of a C.R.I.C. Vocation

We are serious about our ideal of life in common, our spirituality: love for the Sacred Liturgy, and our apostolic work in parish ministry. The Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception are centered on the Eucharist, devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and faithful to the Magisterium. We serve in parishes that we may bring the saving mercy of God to through our life, our prayer and our apostolate. The qualities and signs of a C.R.I.C. vocation that we are looking for in a man who feels called to the religious life as a priest or a brother are:

  • A sincere desire to become holy.
  • Fidelity to the Holy Father and to the Magisterium of the Church.
  • A filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • The desire to enter the religious life to follow Christ in the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
  • The capacity for community life and a generous spirit of service.
  • Confident masculine identity and integrity.
  • Have good physical, emotional and psychological health, with a good moral character for a life of community, prayer and apostolic work.
  • 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.
  • The willingness to serve the Church in the parish ministry and the duties assigned by the superiors.
  • The enthusiasm to help us build our community through patience, hard work and abandonment to Divine Providence.