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As our formation documents explain, committing oneself to Assumptionist religious life calls for a certain number of basic qualities:

+ a sufficiently balanced character

+ an aptitude for life in common

+ those human virtues emphasized by Fr. d’Alzon – uprightness, frankness, human warmth, simplicity, initiative, boldness, generosity and disinterestedness.

In addition to these qualities, we look for young men who love the Church, engage in a life of prayer, can exercise responsibility for their lives, are capable of a lasting commitment, can make consistent and free decisions, and are healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

Interested individuals will normally have completed college before they are accepted into the candidacy program and will be no older than 42 years of age. Rare exceptions can be made to these guidelines.