Seminarians of the Lorenzo Mission Institute study Philosophy for 3-4 years as preparation for the Orientation Year and Theology. There are 24 units of Philosophy that are required for Theology. Some of these subjects are: Philosophy of Knowledge, Philosophy of God, Metaphysics, Moral Philosophy, Logic, Medieval Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, and Introduction to Philosophy. The 3-4 years of Philosophy should be a period of developing discipline and obedience, motivational clarity, psychological maturity, love for the Church and personal prayer, and the formation of conscience. They also have to be oriented to the pastoral work of the priest so that they may be able to find encouragement and inspiration from their pastors the sense of service and love for the People of God.