The pre-seminary program is part of the Institute’s formation in both the United States and Europe. The American preformation house is attached to the Oratory in St. Louis while the European preformation house is in Bavaria. This program is primarily to provide a grounding in French, since that is the language used at the seminary in Gricigliano.
The preformation program operates in a similar way to the seminary program. Daily Mass, Rosary and the Divine Office (public lauds and vespers, private sext and compline). Studies are French, Latin and introductory Liturgical studies. There are also daily chores as well (at Gricigliano the seminarians tend the olive trees and the vineyard).
I think that you would share a room, personal affects are allowed. Email is allowed but use of the internet is restricted; you have to get permission from your superiors.
Send CatholicNick and Resurrexit a PM. They are both in ICRSS, and one of them is in pre formation.
Caesar is going to the ICRSS, too.
CatholicNick left for the seminary a couple weeks ago, I dont know if he will be going to preformation or not (depends on his grasp of French I guess). Resurrexit is going to preformation in Bavaria next month.
And I’m hoping to go into the Institute next year. I’ll be meeting with Msgr. Schmitz next month