Called to Be a Postulant

Postulancy is an opportunity for a young woman to discern her calling in a transitional and experiential environment. Postulancy has often been referred to as a “extended Come and See. Postulants receive regular personal guidance, group instruction, formal guidance in prayer and pray with us at Eucharist, Morning and Evening Prayer in our Motherhouse. Young women explore education, health care, parish work, and other ministries after dialogue about interests, insights, and gifts. Academic, spiritual, and volunteer experiences are provided and regular dialogue places Jesus’ will for the Postulant at the center of her and the Community’s life.

What’s it really like to be a Postulant?

It is a life style change, but a good one. It’s learning a lot about Community life and Prayer life. This brings us closer together and closer to God. So all is Great! – Tricia

I am the clay He is the Potter, the Divine Potter. To be a Postulant is like a unique transformative shaping-to be filled with His son, for the greater glory of God. -Colleen

Being a Postulant is a Spirit-filled adventure. I enjoy being part of a active community where I can serve in various areas while also studying and growing in my relationship with Jesus. Please do visit us if you are feeling nudged by the Holy Spirit. There are so many Sisters here who will welcome you, and with the various personalities, it truly is okay to be the woman Jesus has created you to be. -Megan

Desire to hear more? Visit our CalledtobeFranciscan YouTube Channel for Megan’s podcasts and others that picture what life is like when called to be a Franciscan Sister.

What else can I expect?

Around the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Postulants receive the Insignia, the Franciscan coat of arms with Jesus and St. Francis’ hands  crossed in blessing. They have a home visit with family and friends at Christmas and a few weeks in May. Families also visit in the fall and spring at our Motherhouse.Before Reception into the Novitiate in June there is a silent retreat.

Is there something you would like to know?

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