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The word vocation comes from the Latin, vocare, “to call”. At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, he called his disciples to follow him and the disciples left what was dear to them, their profession (fishing), their parents (sons of Zebedee) and followed him (Mk 1:16-20). Being a Christian is therefore a call to discipleship, a call to follow Jesus.  poverty, obedience and chastity, lived in community (Spiritan Rule of Life 1-5).

The Uganda Spiritan formation programme is for at least nine years. One year of postulancy, three years of philosophy, one year of novitiate, one or two years of pastoral experience and four years of theology. At the end of the formation journey, one makes a final commitment to the apostolate (perpetual vows) and then is commissioned and sent out. Those aspiring to a clerical state are then ordained deacons and then priests before they go out for ministry.



Young people who are interested in joining us should have the following qualifications, qualities and disposition:
  1. An A level (senior 6) certificate with at least two good principal passes or its equivalent.
  2. Be ready to live the evangelical counsels in a multicultural community.
  3. Be ready to go out of their cultural milieu to places where they are sent.
Those who would like to journey with us should apply to:


 Fr. Ssebyanzi Wasswa Bonaventure Vocations Director,
Spiritan Missionaries,
Box 16629, Wandegeya, Uganda