Admission Requirements

By applying to the High Calling Program for Discernment Formation with the Avila Institute you are embarking on a path of prayer, discernment and being mentored in the heart of the Church.

When you apply, our team will walk with you through each step.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or a senior in high school.
  • Must be in good standing with the Church.
  • Must be able to testify that he is not married or, if he is married, he has the approval of the Holy See.
  • A completed application for admission must be submitted by all prospective students. The application process includes a brief essay of no more than 250 words indicating your personal motivation to the priesthood.

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