“Life in the Institute begins in the Novitiate. ‘The purpose of the novitiate…is to give the novices a greater understanding of their divine vocation. At the same time their resolution and suitability are to be tested (Code of Canon Law, 641-645).’ The novices must be properly prepared for the religious profession according to the exigency of the religious life. The Institute studies the candidate in order to receive her into its bosom (Const., 238).”
We have Novitiate houses in Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, USA, Italy, Ukraine, Egypt and the Philippines.
“The spiritual formation should take primacy in the Novitiate. Intellectual formation is also necessary to prepare the novices to begin with further studies. Pastoral and missionary experiences can be done according to the proper charism of our Institute (Const., 245).”