Becoming a nun is a journey with the Holy Spirit. It takes time and experience. The journey begins with the one discerning and the community getting to know each other. This is accomplished through initial inquiry and then visits with the Abbess and Vocation Directress.

A woman who desires to enter our community lives with us for 3 months. During this time, she experiences interaction with community, and is guided by the Directress into discernment.

If a woman continues to feel called, she enters her year of Postulancy, where she deepens her appreciation of her baptismal consecration and the fundamental elements of Christianity.

The Novitiate is a time of more intense initiation into the life of religious consecration through living the spirit of the evangelical counsels. She is clothed in our religious habit and veil, and lived more deeply the communal life. The Novitiate lasts for 2 years.

In the period of temporary vows she progresses toward further maturity and prepares for the complete gift of herself to God through perpetual profession. Temporary vows are made for a period of not less than three years and not more than six.

Initial Requirements

We joyfully welcome inquiries from women who meet the following requirements:                 
• Between the ages of 18 and 40
• Have completed High School education
• In good physical, mental, emotional and moral health
• Attracted to a life of Eucharistic Adoration and love of prayer
• Ability to live in community and willingness to live our Franciscan way of life

Contact us for more information:
Phone: 330-418-7540
Email: vocation.sanctaclara@gmail.com