BECOMING A LA SALETTE
Becoming a La Salette Priest is a vocation which brings Mary's message of healing and reconciliation out into the world. As a La Salette Priest, you will serve the people of La Salette through the charisms of reconciliation and peace.
"The mission of the La Salette Community is prophetic and evolving: reflecting on the needs of the changing times to better serve all generations of the faithful. Our work has expanded overtime, calling upon our missionaries to be creative and energetic as they venture into new areas of the spiritual life."
THE LA SALETTE PRIEST.
A vocation as a La Salette Priest is somewhat different from other types of priesthood. It is a vocation, first of all, to the witness of Mary’s instructions at La Salette to “make this message known to all my people.” This message is a message of reconciliation, conversion, and harmony between God and his people, a message that is at the heart of what it means to be a priest in itself.
As a member of the La Salette community, a candidate for priesthood will first experience the formation process of religious life: postulancy, novitiate, and theological studies. During this time, he will adapt to life in a communal setting, learn more deeply about the missions and charism of La Salette, and receive fundamental training to be a minister of the Church and its people.
Time in formation is an opportunity for the La Salette Missionary to grow, reflect, and be inspired to his particular call to mission. The skills and insights he gathers during this time will foster an attitude of pastoral care and dedication to the public that will remain vital to him throughout his priesthood.
The Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette were formed in 1846 in response to Mary’s plea to proclaim the Good News of Reconciliation between God and His people. Her prayer has become our mission: “Do not be afraid… make this known to all my people.” As a result of the message given during the apparition, the Bishop of Grenoble, France established the community to carry out this ministry of reconciliation. Since that time, we have worked as priests and brothers to spread the Good News of God’s mercy throughout the world.
The mission of the La Salette Community is prophetic and evolving: reflecting on the needs of the changing times to better serve all generations of the faithful. Our work has expanded overtime, calling upon our missionaries to be creative and energetic as they venture into new areas of the spiritual life.