Formation Program

What is the Pallottine Formation Program?

The Pallottines of the Mother of God Province maintain a formation community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where those preparing for the priesthood and brotherhood pursue their theological, technical and pastoral training. We welcome dedicated and faith filled men to join us on our journey of growth and formation.

The Contact Stage:

When you sense God is calling you to the Pallottines, you begin your contact with Fr. Leon, our vocation director.  After meeting members of the community, you, with the support of the vocation director, will begin to discern a response to God’s call.


Upon completion of all your high school requirements, you may choose to live in one of our communities for period of up to one year while you continue to study and experience the Pallottine Life.

Preparatory Formation:

This two-year program, sometimes called Novitiate, enables you to continue your formation in community life, further your formal education and create a solid spiritual foundation.  One year is the “Academic Year” in which you will continue with Theological Studies and / or other specialized training.  The “Spiritual Year” is one of intense prayer and reflection in which you will prepare for life as a Pallottine.

Temporary Consecration:

During this period you will live the life of a professed member of the Pallottine Community.  It consists of at least 3 years but not more that 6 years in which you will complete your studies and training in preparation for perpetual consecration.  At this time, for Pallottine Brothers, full time ministry begins, while Pallottine Seminarians prepare for ordination.

Ongoing Formation:

The Pallottines realize that growth in life and faith is a lifetime journey.  Through your ministry you may be called to continue your education in a particular field of endeavor.  As Pallottines we are called to continue our spiritual formation as well.  Retreats and ongoing spiritual enrichment programs are made available as part of your Pallottine Life.