Dear Friends and Supporters,
Peace and thank you for all your prayers! On August 6, I received my habit and entered the novitiate. The picture above was taken after our investiture where many of our sisters came to support us and celebrate our special day.
From our provincial website (http://www.ascjus.org/called_to_be_an_apostle/formation.asp)
The Novitiate consists of a two year period. The Canonical year is dedicated to the religious and spiritual formation of the novice. During the Canonical year the novice will experience the consecrated life through study and internalization of the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The Canonical year is completed at Mount Sacred Heart. The Apostolic year is a year of practical experience when the novice is assigned to an Apostle community to experience the many dimensions of religious life and share in that community’s life and ministry. The Novitiate period is a continuation of the journey towards holiness, by means of a deeper experience of God.
This year I will be an apostolic novice teaching and ministering at our schools in Bronx, NY. I am looking forward to living and working alongside my Apostle sisters and learning from my students!
As a novice, I will no longer be updating my blog. However, you can follow me and the new group of pre-postulants on our website: www.ascjus.org. If you have prayer requests and/or would like to receive an occasional email with updates, please email me kpress (at) ascjus (dot) org and I will add you to the list.
In His Sacred Heart,
PS- Lastly here’s a shout out to Michele, a fellow Apostle-discerner. Many prayers for her as she works to eradicate her debt. Michele’s blog: http://shelltonsblog.blogspot.com