Formation Process

Religious formation is a continuous, life-long process through which we make, sustain, and nurture our commitment to God, the Church, and to the Felician Congregation. It is a process of continual renewal and continual conversion of heart, mind, and spirit throughout each and every stage of our lives as Felician Sisters—fostering personal growth, forging an ever-deepening spirituality, and affirming our vocation call as disciples of Jesus and faithful daughters of Blessed Mary Angela.

The initial period of formation is a 9-to-12-year period consisting of several formative stages, each designed to help a woman grow in self and spirit, in her life in community, in her journey in faith, and in her individual vocation call as a Felician Sister. Each of these stages—as postulant, novice, and temporary professed—develops and prepares a Sister for her perpetual profession of vows, where she publicly professes her religious vows for life and dedicates the rest of her life in service to God, the Church, and community as a Felician Sister. 

Read more about the various stages of initial Felician formation.