During affiliacy, we help the candidate in her personal development and in deepening of the Christian life. In addition, we create the opportunity for her to know our Congregation better. The affiliate may reside in a house of the congregation or be a non-resident. She must live for some time in a house of the Congregation along with the affiliate director. The length of affiliacy varies depending on the customs of the province.
The goal of affiliacy is to discern a vocation to our Congregation and to gradually guide the affiliate in the formation process. The period of affiliacy provides the opportunity of coming to know oneself better, learning live in a group as well as coming to know the community, customs and traditions of the Congregation. It is a time of gradual transition from the secular life to a readiness to begin petulancy.
Way of Love, Ratio Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth