Vocation and Formation

Come and See

The first stage of the religious formation is the 'come and see' period ,when new members are welcomed into the community ,live with our sisters , experience the prayer and ministry of the sisters. Those with S.S.L.C shall do the Plus Two course aftre Aspirancy. The candidacy period usually lasts from one month to three months


The length of Aspirancy is one year for those who passed Plus two or other degree courses. For others, Aspirancy is continuing along with Plus Two studies.. Here the candidates learns more about community and is led through a program of prayer, spiritual reading, and a very general introduction to religious life. During this time those in charge get an opportunity to study the candidates closely with regard of their motivation to religious life, intellectual capacity moral and spiritual qualities, physical , mental and emotional set up and natural tastes and aptitudes .


Postulancy is a period of growth in the general awareness about the nature of religious life, its obligations, and the particular charism of the Congregation. It gives basic training in community life, which will help the postulant to make an informed and mature decision about her future.
Emphasis is placed on the candidate's total development so that she is prepared to make her choice freely and responsibly. Each candidate is guided and encouraged to deepen her religious knowledge and interior life. The postulants spend eight months in the formation house under the leadership of a mistress.


After the postulancy, the postulants go for regency in our convents and begin to work in the various fields of our apostolate together with professed sisters, as part of their training.


The fundamental period of religious formation is the novitiate. The canonical noviciate designated for intensive spiritual formation. The novice mistress guides the formation process and instructs the novices in subjects such as the interior life, knowledge of the congregation, its history, spirituality, constitutions, rules, and apostolic works.

Temporary Profession

The goal of the Juniorate is the unfolding and deepening of the temporarily professed sisters vocation by practical life experiences and helping her on to maturity. Programme, during this period should provide the sister with solid spiritual and doctrinal formation which is of prime importance, together with professional studies, community experience and apostolic involvement. As a preparation of perpetual profession all the temporarily professed sisters shall make one year of common Juniorate.

Final Profession and Ongoing formation

After a period of six to nine years in temporary vows and following a period of preparation and prayerful discernment sisters make Final Profession. Continuing formation is important because the religious is not simply called and consecrated once. Formation has to be effected in a consecrated person through her life time, through constant study, exercise and formation. The call of God and the consecration by Him continue throughout life to its final consummation, when the religious meets the Lord definitively in death.