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Steps to becoming a Bons Secours sister




Pre candidates meet regularly with a spiritual director and with the vocation director. They visit and pray with sisters and learn about the charism of Bon Secours. They continue with their Prayer Partner.

This phase of six to twelve months culminates with the formal entrance application and process.

During the six month period as a candidate for religious life with Bon Secours, you live, work and pray with a local community as a Sister, participating in Bon Secours spirituality, traditions, values, mission, and history.

During the two-year novitiate, time is set aside for formal study of Bon Secours charism, spirituality, mission and history. You deepen your faith life, grow in self-knowledge, study our vows and way of life, and learn how to live in community.
When you take temporary vows, you live a life of prayer and active contribution for between three and six years in community as a sister of Bon Secours, after which – if it’s right for you and the congregation – you take permanent vows.

If you’d like some information
Ask us. We’ll send you some information. And that’s all we’ll do. If, having read the material we send you, you decide you’d like to explore more about us, then we can:
  • Arrange for you to visit a Bon Secours community, to see how we live.
  • Invite you to a Vocation Awareness Weekend.
  • Inform you of other resources on religious life and Bon Secours.
  • Offer you a Prayer Partner – a Sister who prays for you while you explore God’s call.
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