Stages of Formation

Listen to your heart. See if being a sister would help you become the person God meant you
to be.

#1

Ask to visit the convent and meet the sisters by attending a "Come and See" retreat and/or a visit of prayer and dinner. In this way, you will have a realistic experience.

#2

Enter the convent as an aspirant. The aspirancy is approximately 6 months to 2 years. You are in prayerful discernment while being introduced to community life.

#3

If you and the community e.g aspirant director and the superior, discern that God is calling you to be a sister, you will be invited to enter the novitiate.

#4

The novitiate is two years long. It is called the "School of the Holy Spirit" as God forms your heart to be His Beloved.

#5

If you and the community e.g novice director and the superior, discern that God is calling you to be a sister, you are invited to profess vows of Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience.

#6

During this time, you continue your studies if you have not completed a degree. You will also get a chance to serve in catechesis, youth ministry, early childhood care, social work, nursing, or pastoral work.

#7

After six years, you are invited to make final profession. In this ceremony, you receive a ring which symbolizes your eternal union with God. You are now a full-fledged sister, a Bride of Christ.

#8