The Formation Process

  • Inquiry: The Sisters invite young women to “come and see”, to Visit one of our priories, to discover the spirit of our congregation and experience first- hand our life .

  • Postulancy: (9-12 months). Prior to admission to the Postulancy, there is a process of discernment both on part of the young woman and on the part of the Congregation.

  • Novitiate: (approximately 2 years). The habit is received during the Novitiate. The novice mistress closely accompanies the novices in their continued discernment and their human and spiritual growth, helping them to become more familiar with the proper charism of the Congregation.

  • Temporary Profession: (for at least 4 years). Temporary Profession is the first profession of religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. During these years the Sister is sent to an Apostolic Mission in one of our Priories throughout the world. She will also typically finish her Theological studies in France during this time.

  • perpetual Vows: After a careful process of discernment, both on part of the sister and on the part of the Congregation, a sister may be admitted to pronounce her perpetual vows.