Glory be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRANCE

 

A Candidate must be

 

 

A Catholic Woman

Faithful to the Holy Father and the Catholic Church

Age 18-30

Have at least a High School diploma

Be free from canonical impediments including debts

Possess a desire to give oneself totally to God,

Have good physical and mental health

FORMATION

Candidacy-after visiting and discerning her call to consecrated life, a young woman applies and is accepted for entrance.

Aspirancy-The first 6 mo. becoming accustomed to life in the convent while joining in prayers and community life with the Sisters.

Postulancy-after receiving the postulant veil, the postulant is more involved in the prayer life of the Sisters and participates in formation classes

Novitiate-2 yrs. of intense prayer and study in preparation for the profession of vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience

Juniorate-The Sister, a bride of Christ, lives the vows and renews them each year for 5 years with continuing formation

Final Professed-A Sister vows her life to God perpetually

RELIGIOUS HABIT OF OUR SISTERS

Long black habit– the sign of our consecration and “putting on Christ.”

Veil & Ring– a symbol of our call to be the bride of Christ

Scapular—Embroidered with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our Shield and Protector. 

Rope or Cincture – its 3 knots representing the religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience lived in Franciscan joy and simplicity

Crucifix– a reminder that our sufferings are one with those of Christ

Rosary– a sign of our devotion to Mary


 Novitiate


FIRST PROFESSION OF VOWS

OF SR. ANGELA MARIE, SSCJ

in Cresson, PA on August 15, 2015




Profession of Vows


Ways to Foster Your Vocation

Attend Holy Mass daily when possible

Spend time in loving adoration before Jesus  in  the Most Blessed Sacrament

Read something spiritual each day

Pray the Rosary Daily

Make the daily Morning Offering to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Practice frequent Confession at least once a month

Entrust your vocation to the care of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary


Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me, according to thy word.

Luke 1:38