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novitiate

, noviciate
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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The first Christian Brothers in Canada arrived in Montreal in 1837 and over the following decade set up several schools and a novitiate.
25) The English-speaking Brothers suggested that their congregation would flourish in the province if an English-language novitiate were established.
Lynch, a strong proponent of English-language interests, wrote several letters in the 1870s and 1880s to the Superiors-General of the Brothers in Paris requesting that an English-language novitiate be built in Toronto.
If you build a novitiate in Toronto, you'd receive these rural young men.
31) Aware that the Brothers had experienced little growth in the province, Brother Patrick advised that a novitiate should be built in Toronto.
These developments assured superiors that Toronto's uncertain financial situation was on the mend, leading the Superior General to grant his approbation for a novitiate in early 1880.
Despite his misgivings, on his first official visit to the Toronto novitiate in July 1881, he commented favourably on virtually every facet of its operation.
44) Reticius argued that the cost of the Toronto novitiate outweighed any gains it made, and consequently proposed to merge the Toronto and Montreal operations.
They suggested that the novitiate needed more time and resources to establish itself and build up recruitment.
Archbishop Lynch was particularly concerned about the negative effects of the loss of the novitiate on the Catholic schools in his archdiocese.
Brother Joseph concluded by suggesting that a novitiate might re-open in Toronto when financial conditions became more favourable.
Over the two years of my own novitiate, I had a day set aside once a week for personal prayer and reflection to build up my relationship with God and to develop a routine of prayer that I can now draw upon while busy in ministry.