The College Seminary shares and implements the philosophy of the overall formation program at Saint Charles Borromeo. Its specific programs are designed to clarify vocational awareness and to prepare seminarians for entrance into the Theologate. By providing a challenging context for prayer, study, and social experience, the College assists each seminarian in making his vocational commitment with discernment and reasonable certitude. Its programs seek to impart maturing insights appropriate to the initial phases of priestly formation. The various programs of the College provide the seminarian with the human, intellectual, spiritual, and apostolic resources that he will need as a priest. Assisted by the structures of the College, each seminarian can mature in his identification with Christ, with the Church, and with the people whom he will one day serve as a priest.