|Discernment and Formation|
|Intimacy With Christ|
|A Typical Day at the Novitiate House|
Before professing vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, anyone seeking entry into the Community undergoes a period of formation called a Novitiate.
During a period of two years, the Novice purifies his heart and mind through silent prayer and study.
The purpose of the Novitiate is to enter into a deeper communion of love with Christ in order to make a free and true choice of consecrated life. This period of discernment is often called a time of desert.