Final Profession

Final Profession and Ongoing formation

After a period of six years in temporary vows and following a period of preparation and prayerful discernment sisters make Final Profession. Continuing formation is important because the religious is not simply called and consecrated once. Formation has to be effected in a consecrated person through her life time, through constant study, exercise and formation. The call of God and the consecration by Him continue throughout life to its final consummation, when the religious meets the Lord definitively in death." (Essential Elements, 44)