Stages of Formation – Aspirancy

Aspirants ready for the next step of growth in the Congregation

Aspirancy is the time for searching. This is the time for transition from lay life to the religious life of the Congregation.

The aspirant and the community come to know each other and together discern the aspirant’s call to our congregation’s way of life. The formator assists the aspirant in her growth in spiritual, social, and intellectual and emotional maturity. The aspirant will grow in her relationship with Christ through personal prayers, spiritual reading, guidance and manual work (service).

As we believe that God calls a Christian to a special way of following Christ, he does not use force. He only invites. He respects the freedom of the person by leaving her free (Mk. 10: 21). This period lasts for one year.

Next Stage: Candidacy