The Candidacy phase of the formation process formally welcomes the woman into the Congregation. It is a time of continuing discernment for the Candidate and the Congregation.

This phase is an opportunity for a Candidate to deepen her relationship with God and to begin the transition to religious life or to discern another calling.

The length of Candidacy ranges from six months to two years.  At the end of this phase, the Candidate may request entrance into the Novitiate.

Here are videos of some candidate’s welcome ceremonies:


“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask God in my name, God may give you.” (John 15:16)