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Typical Weekday in a House of Formation

Formation in the Community is made in one of the houses of formation (in the US, France, in the Philippines or in Cameroon). 

The Stages of the Sisters' Formation

  • The first stage is postulancy which is usually done in a House of Formation of the Community; it lasts between 6 to 12 months.
  • The second stage is the Novitiate which lasts between 2 years to 2 1/2 years. It is during this time that the Novice receives the habit.
  • The third stage is temporary profession which lasts for at least 4 years. During these years the Sister continues her formation and she also spends some years in an Apostolic Priory.
  • At the end of her temporary vows, if the Sister is accepted by the Community, she pronounces her perpetual vows (until death).

Young women who are interested in knowing more and possibly entering into further discernment may contact the Sisters for more information either in New Jersey (973) 678-7008 or in Illinois (309) 243-1488.

A novice receiving the habit in the Mother House.