The Novitiate is the time of preparation for temporary profession. It begins with the ceremony of admission to the Novitiate and ends when temporary vows are made in the Congregation.
The novitiate gives an all-round development, though the thrust is in the spiritual formation of the novices. It is the time they truly discern their vocation and deepen the call they answered.
The purpose of the novitiate is to verify the vocation of a novice to the Congregation through discernment and various experiences. Through various experiences a novice is formed and tested for the apostolic mission of the congregation.
The novitiate is built around various experiences. They are aimed at revealing the potential of the candidate to herself and to the congregation and at helping her in achieving their personal vocation within the congregation.
They are exposed to various classes in the novitiate:
16. Bio-Medical Ethics
17, Introduction to Novitiate, Novitiate – Canon Law,
18. Eco- Spirituality
19. Prayer and Discernment
20. Examen, meditation, Johari window
They regularly visit families in the neighborhood on Sunday evenings as part of their apostolate.