Thank you so much for your message, it’s really informed me about contacting them and how to approach my discernment in the meantime. How soon did they answer your enquiry? I wrote a few weeks ago, firstly to the HQ in Illinois, from which I received no response, and secondly to the community of Sisters here in the UK. I was contacted by a Canon from the Institute last week, who said will ask them to contact me. I hope the delay isnt siginificant.
I did inform them that I wouldn’t be able to join for another 3-4 years (currently studying my second degree, and will need to work a year beforehand), but would nevertheless like to develop strong contact with them during that time. Did you have to undergo a formal interview, or was it a brief chat, and what about?
A friend spent about 6 months with them in 2016, after staying there a few weeks and asking to be received into the postulancy, but later decided with the Mother Superior it wasn’t a life she was called to. Did you leave of your own accord? Like me, she knew a bit of French. How much Latin are you expected to know? My knowledge is very basic, mainly what I know from attending weekly Latin Mass.
Thank you so much for tolerating my questions, but ever since hearing about them a couple of months ago, I have researched and prayed about them every day since, and having come to love everything I read about them, I am just desperate to contact them to pursue this calling, even if I can’t actively commit for another 3-4 years.