Formation

Postulants and Novices learn daily how to live in Jesus through faithful prayer and studies.

statue of Jesus showing His sacred heart
The Solemnity of
the Sacred Heart of
Jesus is the main
feast day for our
community.

The plan of study for the time of formation, which encompasses a six-18 month postulancy and a one-two year novitiate, includes:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Religious life in the Church
  • Encyclicals and other Church documents
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Language study: currently Russian
  • Candidates will attend classes in these areas at a faithful Catholic studies program, college, or university. Professed sisters, when possible, may attend classes, because formation is a lifelong process.

Study will be oriented toward achieving the following goals:

  • To develop a lifelong thirst for growing in her knowledge of Jesus the Lord
  • To be thoroughly pro-life and to proclaim the pro-life message in our every endeavor
  • To be mindful of the necessity of using modern technology and the media in every nation to spread the Gospel
  • To learn about leadership for personal development and to develop leadership among parishioners and the wider community
  • To be self-sufficient, self-motivated, and self-disciplined in order to meet the extraordinary challenges of the missions.
icon of the Holy Family

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden."

Luke 1:46

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"Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has bestowed on us in Christ every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

"God chose us in Him before the world began to be holy and blameless in his sight."

Ephesians 1:3-4

"Let the radiance of Your love scatter the gloom of our hearts."

Liturgy of the Hours,
Morning prayer for Tuesday,
Week I, Ordinary Time