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Stages of "a Monk's formation" (Habits)

 
 
Participant-6 mos. 
(initial stage of formation)
 
 
Postulant- 6 mos.
(2nd stage of formation)

Novice- 2 yrs.
(3rd stage of formation)

 


Temporary Vows - 3 yrs.
(4th stage of formation)


Solemn Vows 
(Member for life)