sisters of the INCARNATE WORD

Admission Process

Initial formation

Initial formation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament is the beginning of a lifelong process based on our relationship with Jesus the Word Incarnate. It consists of the following phases: Pre-Novitiate, Novitiate, Temporary Profession

Requirements for Admission

The person seeking admission to the Initial Formation program must be a single, Catholic woman who:

  • is between the ages of 21-50
  • has completed a high school education or the equivalent
  • demonstrates maturity that gives her the ability to live interdependently and happily
  • enjoys the health and reasonable intelligence needed for life in ministry and our community
  • demonstrates a spirituality compatible with ours
  • demonstrates skills for community living
  • has an adequate knowledge of her Catholic faith
  • has the necessary knowledge, skills and interest needed to serve in a way that fits our mission to evangelize
  • is free from responsibilities to family, spouse, and any others
  • is in the process of being debt free

During the process of discernment, an applicant is expected to meet regularly with the Vocation Director.

Sister Anna Marie Espinosa, IWBS
Director of Vocations
5201 Lipes Blvd
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413

Vocation Inquiry Form

Admission Process