The purpose of the Novitiate (two years minimum) is to initiate the novice into missionary religious life in the Congregation. Under the guidance of a novice directress, the novice is helped to realize her capacity for finding God in his revealed word, in prayer and in the daily circumstances of life. Through living chastity, poverty and obedience in community together with guided apostolic work outside the novitiate, she is helped to
- assimilate the spirit of the Congregation and live by its ideals;
- integrate prayer and service in her life and to see if her dispositions and her attitudes are consistent with a missionary religious vocation.