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novitiate

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1. the state of being a novice, esp in a religious order, or the period for which this lasts
2. the part of a religious house where the novices live
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He studied in England at the Oblate noviciate in Sicklinghall, near Leeds.
But the amateur inventor was equally attracted by religion and joined the Christian Brothers as a noviciate and taught in Limerick.
Marie Thompson interviewed noviciate turned musical performer, John Allan Cameron: "when I was growing up, the most important people in the community were the fiddler and the priest" (M.
For those who thought monastery documentary Into Great Silence was too frivolous, here's an Italian oddity about a man who, having lost touch with himself and life, enters a Jesuit noviciate in Venice to become "a person" again.
Upon graduating as primus in 1572, Lenaert dazzled the hopes of his family and friends for a second time by entering into the freshly grounded and still highly controversial Jesuit order that sent him to Sint-Omaars (Saint-Omer) for two years of noviciate training.
About 85 prisoners are held there in what was a noviciate for the White Fathers missionary congregation until 1972.
For example, Fontevrault's noviciate and infirmary of St.
It astonished, the way the perfect laws of physics surprise their awesome efficacy on the noviciate sensibilities of all cosmic inconsequentials such as we.