[quote="JD27076, post:1, topic:276037"]
Hello, I recently asked my priest about me looking to a Catholic High School Seminary, or minor seminary. I am currently in the 8th grade. About to be in High School.
I am also looking and discerning the call to the priesthood.
He said he does not recommend one, but has not cancelled the complete option of going to one. He said with full permission from my parents, he will give us more information regarding these schools.
There are only 5 or 6 in the US. And so far, none is Georgia as I see. So I will be several states away. My mother is very worried that if I go, I might get into trouble. She does not trust, as I trust, the clergy.
I have a question about these. Could one enter at 10th grade? I hope to enter, with full permission and prayer at 9th. AND, is this funded, including travel, boarding, and education, b the diocese?
Thank you very much. PLEASE pray for me, as well as my mother. I know I will be praying HARD for this opportunity concerning these schools.
A wonderful one is Saint Lawrence High School Seminary in the Wisconsin area. It's been around since the eighteen hundreds, and it's very good. It is about 10,000$ a year, and that includes books, board, and meals. Everything is provided for you except travel. The man I spoke to said that they have students from all over, and the families car-pool in order to make it affordable. They have never turned a student away because he couldn't pay, so if money is a problem I am sure you will be fine.
Also, if your mother is worried about the clergy, she needs to work on this. The Priests that were involved in those scandals are about 0.1% of the clergy, and no more. It is not very common, and we've been finding that many of the accused Priests are turning out to be completely innocent.
If you want one closer, I hear there is one in Conception, Missouri. I'm not sure about prices or anything, so you'll have to check out the website. That is, if it actually exists.
And as for your other question, you will be allowed to enter when you are fourteen and up. You will take an entrance exam. You cannot fail it. It is simply to see where you're at. If you're below what they want, they will help you to be where they want, and you will enter. You will enter at whatever grade your parents believe you're at. I'm fifteen, but if I entered my parents would probably send me in as a freshman, as I have never been in a real class like that before, and it would take some time for adjustment. I'm pretty sure you can enter as a sophomore and graduate when you're seventeen if you're that academically gifted.