Come and See
Can I learn and try out being a sister or brother without becoming one?
Many religious communities provide opportunities for interested persons to visit or "Come and See" what their congregation is like. Some also require an extended period of visitation before one can be accepted even in the initial stages of formation. The Church in its Canon Law requires that prospective members receive an extensive program of religious formation before any commitment can be made. This affords the candidate a minimum of one year before temporary vows and up to nine years before a lifetime commitment is made.