This is an important and gradual stage of transition, and an immediate preparation for Novitiate. Acceptance into the Postulancy presumes the judgment that the candidate has shown a steadfast purpose in her desire for religious life, and evidence of being gifted for this life. During this stage, there is no legal commitment with the Congregation.
The Aim of Postulancy is the continuing discernment of the authenticity of the call from God to Jesus and Mary, and the nourishing of a personal and generous response. 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.
The means and Program for Postulancy
The program of Postulancy is structured in view of internalizing the core values in a manner appropriate to this stage.
They are exposed to various classes in the Postulancy:
Preparation for the Novitiate