"Go out into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature."
Holy Mary, Mother of Creation, bless us that we may experience God as Love
in praise of all creatures, in love of all of creation. Amen.
Father Michael Adams - www.livingrosaries.org
of Mary the Theotokos
Discernment - after requesting to join the Order, minimum of 1 month spent reflecting on whether to become a Postulant, engaging in discussions about what is required of Postulants, the spirituality, etc.
Postulants - spend 6 months to 1 year learning about our community and developing a prayer-centered life. They participate in weekly discussions via our group to talk about the challenges of living a vowed life while remaining in a secular world.
Novices - spend 1 - 2 years learning and studying Marian and Franciscan spirituality, committing to a deeper prayer life and living the Rule.
Sisters - Profession of Temporary Vows - continuing the journey with Mary, Francis and Clare and deciding whether to make a lifelong commitment to the Rule and life of prayer, fully embracing a Marian/Franciscan spirituality.
After 3 years, Sisters may opt to take a Final Profession of Vows.
Or may choose to make a yearly renewal of vows.