The novitiate is the period of real initiation into religious life. Through reflection on the Word of God, the study of the Constitutions, daily commitment to the practice of asceticism, and the integration of work and prayer, the novice will understand ever more profoundly the requirements of the following of Christ in our Salesian vocation. By living as Sisters in community and suitable apostolic experiences she will develop a sense of mission. She will seek to assume the indentity of the Daughter of Mary Help of Christians and strengthen her sense of belonging to the Institute in the joy of self-giving to God for the salvation of young people. (FMA Constitutions)

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Novices Greeting Family
Congrats At Lunch
Novitiate Turkey 3
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Novices Apples
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Though trials and sacrifices certainly come, I don’t think there is anything to compare to the joy of surrendering your will to God and following his call.

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Sr. Jackie