Novitiate Formation Is More Than Just Classes

Formation is more than just taking classes, it embraces the whole life of the postulant and one area of formation is that of growing into the community so that it is my community and I do my part to make the monastery a place of joy and home for all the Sisters!

Sr. Janlyn, who loves to bake, expressed interest in learning how to bake bread. So today, she and her novice mistress, Sr. Mary Catharine, who is a master baker herself spent the morning in the bakery--which by the way is once again THE BAKERY and not the soap department or the kitchen!

Tonight for supper we had the results of their labors. Delicious whole wheat bread with flax seeds and sunflower seeds added in! During the fast season bread is an essential and we especially enjoy having fresh baked bread!

Sr. Janlyn is also smiling because she has recently been accepted to begin her novitiate and receive the longed-desired Dominican habit on May 13th!