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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY:
Under the guidance of the Metropolitan-Primate, and in cooperation with the College of Bishops of The North American Old Roman Catholic Church, Saint Francis of Assisi Theological Seminary maintains as its primary purpose the spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation of candidates for the Old Roman Catholic priesthood within the United States and all North America together with its territories and possessions, and to provide continuing education for the Clergy of the Church.
The secondary purpose of the Seminary is to be a resource for the entire Church in providing education in Religious Studies for Clergy, Religious and Laity of The North American Old Roman Catholic Church.
Saint Francis Seminary carries out its commitment to provide an integrated theological, spiritual and pastoral education and seminary formation according to the vision of priestly life articulated in the Church's tradition and lived in the Franciscan ethos of the Friars of the Third Order Regular who conduct the Seminary through:
A firm commitment to authentic traditional Catholic teaching, peace, justice, and a respect for human life.
Integration of the various components of the formation program: academic, communal, pastoral, and spiritual.
Collaboration among the faculty, students, diocesan and religious clergy, religious and dedicated laity, and the larger Christian community.
A program integrating academic credit, competencies and performance skills cultivated through a mentoring and self-education system, that allows freedom for guided but directed independent study.
Saint Francis of Assisi Theological Seminary responds to the challenges and teachings of The North American Old Roman Catholic Church by welcoming interested and dedicated clergy, religious and laity into the program.
Approved unanimously by The College of Bishops of The North American Old Roman Catholic Church and the Seminary Board of Regents on July 9, 2005.
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