This is a two- to three-year program developed in collaboration with Redemptoris Mater Seminary for those of its students who arrive from outside the United States and need a period of enculturation and spiritual development in a new cultural context prior to entering the Pre-Theology or Theology Programs. Redemptoris Mater is an archdiocesan international missionary seminary. This program does not have an English language requirement because the residential context of the program offers plenty of opportunities for improving mastery of Spanish and English languages. The formal instructional elements of this program include various enculturation topics, study strategies and language arts skills, spiritual formation topics, and fundamentals of philosophy and theology.
Another enculturation program on the same model as the Redemptoris Mater program is currently under development for Vietnamese seminarians.