St. John Paul II Priestly Discernment Program

Each session is a lived-experience of the Integral Formation Program outlined in the Holy See’s document The Gift of the Priestly Vocation (2016).The week includes: a retreat day, missions, outdoor work day, hikes, and the chance to experience the life of a Legionary novice.

Session dates:  December 1-7, December 7-14, December 14-21(special high school track), January 1-14.

Cost: $150.  Link to REGISTER

Legionaries of Christ Aspirancy Program  |  The Mountain Beckons

This optional introductory program aids men to:

  • Take a concrete step closer to Christ
  • Discern the “calling” through prayer, study, fraternity and guidance
  • Understand the priesthood and Legionary life: charism, mission and community
  • Prepare for possible future steps (Legionary Candidacy or other)

Aspirants include:

  • High school seniors (with parental permission)
  • University seniors and select undergraduates
  • Men working off financial debt
  • Men wanting to experience the Legion and Regnum Christi charism, community, and apostolate
  • Men needing time and guidance to strengthen certain habits and form virtues
  • International applicants needing to become familiar with American culture and society
  • Men taking firm initial steps before Candidacy

​Guides are experienced Legionary vocation directors who will help the men start “climbing” while at home or working.

Contact: Fr John Curran, LC 203-530-6908 or

Test Your Call Retreats

A Test Your Call retreat is the opportunity to visit the novitiate in Cheshire, CT and to share with other young men who are taking their first steps of formation and discernment. Retreatants will get to know the brothers, experience with them their life of prayer, community and formation. The retreat includes Daily Mass, Rosary, Adoration, work and sports, as well as a directed retreat and the opportunity to meet with a Legionary Vocation Director. This lived experience will speak in some real way to the heart of each man discerning.

Christmas Test Your Call: December 29, 2020 – January 3,2021 (includes travel days)

Holy Week Test Your Call: March 31, 2021 (or April 1, 2021 at 3pm) to April 5, 2021

Memorial Day Come and See: May 28, 2020 to May 31, 2020