Life as a Franciscan Novice
Well, I thought I’d answer some of your questions regarding the Novitiate that were posted as a comment on another post. Here is the post by “Pladdermussen”:
“What you study, your insights, problems you stumble across and how you choose to solve them… we are many readers out here who are most interested in knowing about the novitiate formation life!”
Well, that is a fair question and I’ll answer it as best as I can.
Right now I’m studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Two sections that we’re going through are the section on prayer and life in Christ. It is very interesting. Also I have a class on Sacred Scripture and right now we’re up to the book of Wisdom. Another assignment while in this canonical year of the Novitiate is to read a book and write a paper on each of our Patron Saints. I just finished a book(written in 1908) about St. Paschal Baylon and have started to write the paper. I enjoy this sort of writing.
As far as insights and/or problems, suffice it to say that I have plenty of both but as of this moment couldn’t put them into words. I’ll try to work on that.(as I am a private person that way)
Thank you for the suggestions and I’m going to make more of an effort to write in this vein in the future.
Sister Veronica OSF