Pre- Novitiate


During this period the candidate develop a deep relationship with God through prayer, meditation and reading the Word of God and give chances to practice various methods of prayers. It also enables them to discern the promptings of the Holy Spirit in their life and prepare them to receive spiritual guidance. This course helps them to familiarize the books of Holy Bible. It gives an understanding of rich liturgical traditions in the Church and it also provides a deeper knowledge of the meaning of Eucharistic celebration so that the candidate may have an active and effective participation in Holy Liturgy. They try to understand and assimilate the spirituality by learning the lives of saints.

After the Postulancy, the candidates are given 6 months Pre- novitiate. It is a time for the intensive preparation to enter into the novitiate.  During this formation time, the candidates discerns their call to this particular congregation and respond to it through prayer and daily exercises. This period focuses on the integration of the human dimension of  life  to support the pre-novice to follow Christ in religious life. Pre-novices follow a specific program of study within the Snehagiri Formation House. In addition, apostolic works prepare pre-novices for the novitiate and a religious life in Snehagiri.