Canons are, of their origin, the bishop’s clergy. Therefore the canonical ministry is seen as a priestly ministry to the Church in the diocese.
A Canonical Priest is a vowed Priest living according to a rule. This term describes a kind of higher degree of committment to priestly life.
The Canonical Priesthood of the The Canonical Order of Chaplains is a Priestly institute of Holy Resolution whose Priestly Canons pursue the proper apostolic ends of their vowed ministry. By pronouncing the ancient vows of Stability, Committment of Life , Service, and Obedience according to the specific form of the this Order, each member consciously strives towards the perfection of their Godly calling.
Once the Professed Servant has earned his/her Masters Degree and have met all the commitments of a Professed Servant. The candidate may make application with the Provost and the Abbot General in writing.
Profession of Solemn or Perpetual vows to become a Canonical Priest is decided by adherence to the appropriate ecclesiastical norms, consultation with the Provost and the Abbot General. Before profession as a Canonical Priest the Provost and the Abbot General are to carefully considered as to whether the candidate possesses the necessary aptitude and sufficient maturity for our community.
A second approach are for those who are of proven ministry with a Masters and/or Doctorial degrees who have completed the Postulants formation. He/She may make written application with the Abbot General through any of the Provosts, or with the Abbot General directly
Once approved, profession will take place at the appropriate time and place as set by the Orders calendar for admissions and professions. This is usually in April and October of each year
Applicants are encouraged to complete his/her Masters Degree, if it has not yet been attained. Canonical Priesthood requires a Masters Degree