On December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, in the convent of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Washington, D.C., a ceremony of admission to postulate will be held for two candidates from the United States. After the ceremony, Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Jim McCormack in the chapel of the convent in the intention of the postulants. Fr. McCormac is the director of the novitiate and superior of the Marian Fathers’ community in Washington, D.C.
The period of postulancy is the first trial in religious life. It is intended, first of all, to gradually introduce new sisters into the life of the Congregation, and also to complement and extend their religious knowledge, to shape the culture of coexistence with others according to the etiquette, to develop the practice of natural virtues and to facilitate a closer familiarization with the life and apostolic mission of the Congregation. This is achieved through attending lectures and study, but also through prayer and work in the community of sisters.