The Congregation of the Oblates to the Blessed Trinity accepts Catholic women ages 18-40 who manifest a desire to consecrate themselves to God, and who possess the necessary aptitude to live the spirit of the Congregation and dedicate themselves to its apostolate.
The primary goal of religious formation is to form the candidates in the life of Christ through an intimate union with Him, as well as through the practice of perfect charity as seen in the Gospels.
Formation has distinct stages grouped under two periods: initial formation, which ends with the perpetual profession, and ongoing formation, which embraces the entire life of the religious.
The Postulancy is a school of life in which the candidates live among the religious as in their own family, in an atmosphere of spirituality, simplicity, mutual respect and freedom.
The Postulancy is a period of preparation for the Novitiate. Its duration is from six months to a year.
The Novitiate holds an indispensable place in formation and in the entire religious life. In our Congregation the novitiate lasts two years. The first year is known as the canonical year. After a simple ceremony of investiture, in the presence of the community, the postulants become novices and begin the canonical year which is designated as a period of intense spiritual formation and study. During the second year of Novitiate, the novices, as part of their formation, will begin experiencing the ministry life of the Oblates together with professed sisters.
The Juniorate is the period of temporary vows during which the newly professed Sisters integrate themselves further into the community of the Oblates to the Blessed Trinity. It is also the time of preparation for the total self-giving of the religious to God through the profession of perpetual vows.
The period of temporary vows is from five to nine years. In this stage of formation, the Sisters strive to deepen and live their consecration to God while they continue their doctrinal, professional and apostolic preparation.
The Congregation offers its members an ongoing opportunity to grow and to form themselves in a day-by-day oblation to Trinitarian Love.
The Oblates do all that is possible to perfect our spiritual life. We take advantage of all the means and resources that the Church and the Congregation offer us for our continuous formation.