Now is the time to prepare to be ready to undertake this commitment.
The specific steps and study will be in accordance with the rule of the religious community.
If the Religious Superior accepts me I will begin my studies which is likely to last several years. This time will also provide further opportunity with the diocese or religious community to support discernment for this vocation. In addition formation in the following areas: + spiritual, + human, + pastoral + academic.
As with each of these stages support is offered in many different ways and will need to take increasing responsibility for individual formation.
If the superior accepts you, then you will begin your studies for the consecrated life in that order. This will take some time and so will give you and the religious community further opportunities to discern my vocation and for me to undergo formation in the following areas: spiritual, human, pastoral and academic. As with each of these stages I will be offered support in lots of different ways and will need to take increasing responsibility for my own formation.