Process

Who can apply to be a Sister of St. Paul de Chartres

  1. Catholics who have a sincere, realistic and supernatural desire to serve God and neighbor in the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres
  2. have sufficient physical health to undertake the service of the poor
  3. have reached genuine maturity of mind and heart

How to become a Sister of St. Paul de Chartres ?

  1. get to know the Sisters and their Congregation through initial contacts and prayers to discern God’s calling
  2. apply to be a candidate for postulancy
  3. become a Postulant of the Congregation (at least 6 months and at most a year’s duration)
  4. become a Novice (Novitiate lasts 1 year, at most 2 years) and at the end of the Novitiate, takes temporary Vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience for 1 year
  5. become a Junior Sister (or Temporary Professed Sister). The Juniorate covers the whole period of temporary profession which normally lasts 5 years
  6. become a Finally Professed Sister (at the end of the 5th year of temporary profession) and commits herself to the 3 Vows perpetually to Jesus Christ and to the Congregation
  7. on-going formation continues for every Sister until she reaches the close of her earthly life and returns to God


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