Is it impossible or extremely hard to be accepted for seminary formation with out having completed some kind of college degree, or having held down job for a certain number of years ?
Would it be a logical to think that with out a solid work history , and a college degree, that the Catholic Church is not going to consider a man for consideration to seminary formation , no matter how strong his spiritual life is. ?
Some will say, hey St. John Vianney had problems in the seminary but he lived in a different time in life, his life was more active with a war at his heels and other things as well.
I have heard of people not being accepted to seminary formation even with a college degree, so I find that odd as well, obviously there needs to be a balance in a candidate but if one does not have a passion for finishing a degree , nor a passion to work in the grinding and torment of a secular job where there is nothing but misery and numerous hardships how does one prove that the passion he has to serve Christ is worth investing in..
Or perhaps how does one survive the struggles, hardships, misery, and torment of holding down a secular job long enough and the dread of finishing a degree they have no passion for nor can really afford to prove to a interview board that they can handle seminary formation, and exactly how much time would be sufficient to reasonable give proof to that ?
More over if time in the military is not good enough proof, then what is ?
Go Talk to your Vocation and Spiritual Director,
yes thank you very much for that advice , now if someone would like to venture a guess or take an educated guess, or has any insight / advise I would be interested in to read.
More over, when your Vocations Director and or Spiritual Director either can't or won't or does not know how to answer those questions, who is one suppose to go to ?