Vocation Live-Ins

A Vocation Live-In is an opportunity for young men to spend a weekend at the seminary. It gives them a chance to meet other boys and/or men searching for God’s will. During the weekend there are times for community prayer, daily mass, lectio divina (spiritual reading), rosary, sports, discussion groups, and a tour of the seminary and campus.

Most of the boys and men attending the Vocation Live-ins (which begin Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon) are from B.C.’s lower mainland, but there are usually several from the U.S. and often a few from out-of-province.

We hope that in attending the Vocation Live-In, you will leave the seminary closer to Christ, more knowledgeable of seminary life, and will inspire other boys and men to respond to the possibility of a call to the priesthood or religious life by coming to a future Vocation Live-in.

Our next Vocation Live-ins for the College and High School Seminary are:

  • November 4-6, 2016
  • February 17-19, 2017
  • July 7-9, 2017

If you want to attend, please contact:

College Seminary Live In:
Father Matthew Gerlich, OSB
Tel: 604-826-8715
Email: rector.majors@yahoo.ca.

High School Seminary Live In:
Father Peter Nygren, OSB
Tel: 604-826-8715
E-mail:frpeterosb@gmail.com.

Transportation for the Vocation Live-Ins:

Several Westcoast Express trains run from Vancouver to Mission Friday afternoons and early evening. If you are traveling this way, we can arrange transport from the train depot to the seminary. Please let us know which train you will be on. Contact Father Peter or Father Matthew (phone numbers and email addresses above).