You will need the following to complete the application for membership:

  • A recent photograph
  • Religious Information (Baptismal and Confirmation certificates)
  • Ordination Certificates
  • 3 References
  • A Personal Statement
  • Academic Background
  • Proof of Identification (photo ID, Driver’s License or Passport)

“I had almost given up when I discovered Holy Cross Monastery in Winston-Salem. I corresponded with Abbot Oscar Joseph and he welcomed my interest and supported my further exploration. I was pleased to be completely open about my situation, motivation, and hopes. After considerable thought and prayer I applied and was accepted.”