Over the last few years I have found myself deepening in my faith and in my daily walk with the Lord which finally culminated in my being received into His Church this past Easter vigil. Ever since I had my “aha” moment, which pointed me down the road to Rome, I have felt a strong pull to a vocation inside the Church. I’ve been praying for guidance in the discernment of my vocation but even though it’s been years, I still feel I need more time. I feel called to Religious Life or, possibly, the Priesthood (maybe both). Since I’m only 18 I figure I still have time for discernment. I’ve decided I’m going to pursue a Bachelor’s degree and seek more guidance over that period.
Now, at the moment, I am not in the position where I can leave my area for higher education, it will have to be done online. I’m looking to get my BA majoring in Humanities for the purpose of, if I do feel called, entering seminary.
Here’s my question,
If I do feel called to the priesthood, would my Degree fulfill the educational requirements for seminary even though it was earned through an online university?
The online college I’m looking into is regionally accredited by the “Middle States Commission on Higher Education”.
Please pray for my discernment.
I just realized that I may have placed this in the wrong forum section.