Please join us in prayer for our postulant Sr. Marie who has been accepted to receive the habit and begin her novitiate on March 19th! Sr. Marie entered the monastery as a postulant on June 23rd, and the months have flown by. Do you have a guess as to what her religious name will be?
A lot of sewing goes in to the making of a novice! There's the tunic and scapular to make, but also the cappa, guimpes, veils, and tunicelles. It is the custom in our monastery that postulants do not sew their own habits but instead receive everything they need from the community. It is at this stage, the beginning of the novitiate, that a sister becomes a member of our community (though not a Chapter member, that isn't until Solemn Vows!).