The Discernment Process

Young women aged between 18-35 who are interested in discerning with us are invited to come and experience our life.

Ask yourself:
Does the Sisters’ life respond to my deepest desires? Am I attracted to their contemplative-apostolic life? Do I have an apostolic zeal to bring Christ to families, children, the elderly, youth, the poor, and to the world? Do I thirst for truth? Do I desire to find my first resting place on the heart of Jesus in the footsteps of John the Beloved Disciple?

The Formation Process

Following the inquiry process in which we invite young women to visit our priories, get to know us, and experience our life, those who discern with our vocation director can apply to enter postulancy.


Postulancy: (9-12 months): Postulancy is a time for the candidate to get to know us and for us to get to know her on a deeper level. She lives our life with us to further her discernment.




​Novitiate: (2-2.5 years): The novice mistress closely accompanies the novices in their continued discernment and their human and spiritual growth, helping them to become more familiar with our charism and how we live the consecrated life. During the novitiate, the sister receives the habit and her religious name.



​Temporary Profession (4 years min.): At the end of the novitiate, the sister asks to profess religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During the time of temporary profession, the sister gains apostolic experience and learns to live out the vows concretely in daily life and deepens her discernment.



​Perpetual Profession: The profession of religious vows until death. With this, the sister commits her life completely to God in our congregation.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to simply contact us or come spend some time with us!