Vowed Way of Belonging

The vowed way begins with a candidacy period. Once a candidate has participated for three months, they are invited to apply for postulancy, and then finally they are eligible for the novitiate, a 3-year formation program. 

Candidacy Phase Requirements:

  • Commit to weekly formation group

  • Write spiritual autobiography

  • Practice contemplative prayer at least once per day

  • Minimum 3 months (next cohort application date June 10, 2022)

Application Requirements:

  • Complete online application for the Three-Year Formation program

  • Complete first interview with members of the community

Postulancy Phase Requirements

  • Commit to weekly formation group

  • Explore Rule of Life

  • Commit to ethical guidelines

  • 6 months (cohort starts February 2023)

Application Requirements:

  • Completion of 3 months of formal candidacy

  • Submit spiritual autobiography to the community

  • Complete second interview with community members

Novitiate with Seasonal Vows and Final Profession

  • 3 year-long process (next cohort begins September 2022)

  • Weekly formation group

  • Monthly formation intensives

  • Annual retreats with monasteries associated with the Community

Application Requirements:

  • Completion of 3 months of candidacy and 6 months of postulancy

  • Submit letter requesting admission to the Novitiate

  • Complete third interview with members of the Community

  • Complete background check

  • Cohort capped at 12

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Our Projects

Our projects seek to integrate contemplation and action, approaching just action as a spiritual practice and a fruit of contemplation.