Glenmary Oath

Our Glenmary Oath is our promise before God to dedicate ourselves to the mission of the Glenmary Society, a covenant with the other Glenmary members and a commitment to the Glenmary Way of Life. This is a promise all of our Glenmary priests and brothers profess. The men who are in formation profess their First Oath upon the completion of the novitiate year, and renew that oath annually for three years before professing a Perpetual Oath, which is a commitment for life.

Of my own free choice, I _____, a member of the Glenmary Home Missioners, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, do solemnly promise and swear before God to dedicate myself for my whole life to the missionary apostolate in the rural areas and small towns of the United States and to the Glenmary way of life according to the Glenmary Constitution and Directory.

I am aware that the Glenmary way of life commits me to a special practice of poverty, chastity, obedience, and prayer. Thus bound in a covenant with the other members in the Glenmary community, I ask for their support and loyalty and pledge to them my own.