After postulancy, the young women enter the novitiate. The novice director guides them in their experience.
The goal of novitiate is that the individual can, with her whole mind and heart, decide to make a free and mature public commitment to her consecration to God for apostolic service as a poor handmaid of Jesus Christ for the church in society.
To make this possible the novice is initiated into the essential and primary requirements of the religious life and to the implementation of the vows of poverty, celibate chastity and obedience.
The novitiate process is planned to assist the novices
To deepen the objectives of aspirancy and postulancy
To deepen her experience and relationship with the Trinity and lay a firm foundation for a life of personal and communal prayer
To deepen her life of faith through study and reflection on scripture, spirituality, theology and liturgy
To understand through study and experience the evangelical counsels of poverty, celibate chastity and obedience and “our way of Service.”
To discover the strengthening power of community living to learn the value of mutual support and assistance and to further determine the ability to live such a life based on the practical experience of mission and community life.
To come to a mutually discerned decision regarding profession of vows
Novitiate is situated in Gyan Deepti, 295, Kothanur, Bangalore – 77.