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Stages of Formation

Our Foundress urged us, as part of our mission, to nurture religious vocations. The witness of our lives, after the grace of God, is the most powerful force to accomplish this goal, for through this witness we invite others to “come and see" the works of God.

Initial Formation is time of mutual discernment on the part of the woman and the community. Length of time in each stage varies according to the woman’s individual growth and readiness. Each woman is assisted in her effort to grow and discern with the help of a director who works with her on an individual basis.