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  • n  the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
  • n  someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows

  • Yet it is significant that, as the novitiate .
  • As the young Belgian girl was about to begin her novitiate in an order of nuns whose motto is "Pray and Work," the Superior General gravely warned her: "It is not easy to be a.
  • She plunges from her novitiate into professed nunhood in a "gambler's spirit.
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  • Civil rights, MLK and Vatican II
    In August 1963, I was ensconced in a novitiate in Titusville, Pa. Those were not the days (not quite yet) when nuns routinely joined public marches or demonstrations, no matter how worthy the cause.
    Aug. 21, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter
  • Sisters of Charity welcome two novices
    Members of the Sisters of Charity Community welcomed Andrea Koverman and Tracy Kemme into the canonical novitiate during a ceremony June 26 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse.
    Aug. 20, 2013 - The Cincinnati Enquirer

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