Experience in community
Living for a long time in a concrete community at the service of the poor, can manifest itself as a “time of grace”, a time of discovery and familiarity. A time to deepen Christian life, while listening to God’s Word through personal and community prayer. It’s a time to discover community life with its joys and limits. A time to know the founders, St. Jeanne Antide and St. Vincent de Paul and to deepen your personal vocation.
During the year’s experience, you will perhaps pursue your activities and work. But you will be offered a strong experience of spiritual and fraternal life, alongside some service.
You will be able to ask yourself and find someone to help you to answer.
You could put questions to the sisters of the community; with the help of a sister and the spiritual director, you could re-read your experience and your progress.
At the end of one or two years you will decide whether this experience gives you the desire to continue and join the Congregation in a more committed manner : admittance into the novitiate.