Note: On August 2, Sister Anna (Tsai Ping) Fan and Tracey Horan entered the Canonical Novitiate during a beautiful ceremony held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Enjoy their photo album! They received their white SP crosses to signify them entering a new year of formation and delving deeper into Providence spirituality, the Congregation history and legacy and personal, spiritual direction.
A woman’s second step in the initial formation process is to enter the canonical novitiate.
As a canonical novice, a woman spends this year at our motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., and focuses on spiritual growth while developing a fuller understanding of the Sisters of Providence.
The canonical novitiate experience includes:
- living in the novitiate community
- weekly meetings with the director of novices
- studying Congregation history
- service ministry
- prayer life — art and spirituality
- spiritual direction
- solitude, reflection
- community prayer
- participation in Congregation activities
For more information, email Sister Editha Ben, vocation director, firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 1-800-860-1840, ext. 2895; or write the Sisters of Providence Vocation Office, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876-1089.