The FHIC lives her vocation in gratitude to God as is well said by the Foundress Blessed Maria Clara:  by working, loving, and hoping, we will have corresponded to the sublime vocation to which God has called us to, choosing us from among so many others more worthy of this grace.

  • Aspirancy – is the initial stage in the process of discerning a religious vocation and becoming a member of a religious community. This stage is focused on discernment, prayer, and spiritual growth.
  • Postulancy Postulants receive more structured formation and spiritual guidance. During postulancy, candidates deepen their understanding of the religious life and Charism of the Congregation. 
  • Novitiateis a more intensive period of religious formation, lasting two years. This stage is characterized by a focus on prayer, study, and contemplation. They participate in prayer and fraternal life, and deepen their understanding of the vows (poverty, chastity, and obedience) that they will eventually profess.
  • Temporary Profession After completing the novitiate and undergoing further discernment, those who feel called to continue in religious life make temporary profession of vows.
  • Final Profession – also known as perpetual or solemn profession, is the ultimate commitment to consecrated life. Final profession marks the individual’s full incorporation into the Congregation and its mission.

Feel free to get in touch with us to embark on a journey of discernment, to explore whether God is calling you to join the Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters.