Our Formation Communities

Where we learn to be Missionaries of the Holy Spirit


Fr. Felix said that formation communities are where we come to learn to love. It is out of a profound experience of God's love that we consecrate ourselves completely to him by professing the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. By living these vows we express our own love for God. In our houses of formation we learn to live the vows according to our specific congregational charism, as Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. In doing so, we also prepare ourselves to serve the Church as religious brothers, deacons and priests.

Our standard formation program is 11 years long, and is lived in our three formation houses, with a one year internship in one of our pastoral communities.


Our Formation Program

Novitiate

2 years in our Novitiate house in Long Beach, CA

House of Studies

4 years in the Felix Rougier House of Studies in Mt. Angel, OR with philosophical studies at Mt. Angel Seminary

Pastoral Internship

1 year in one of our pastoral communities

Theologate

4 years in the Felix Rougier House of Studies in Mt. Angel, OR with theological studies at Mt. Angel Seminary.

Please click the links above for more information about our formation communities.