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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Sr. Kresentia and Sr. Thuy Huong
novice ceremony 2022
New Novices 2023
novices high 5
Novices with MHC
Novice Bush 2021

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