Welcome our new Novice: Sister Stephen Phiri, November 15, 2016 A Novice is a new Benedictine-in-training who has not yet made vows. The novice-nun wears a white veil for two years. Sister Stephen will be studying the vows of Obedience, Stability and Conversion; The Rule of St. Benedict, Psalms, Monastic History, and Prayer. Please pray for her.
During the ceremony before she received her new name, she was asked: “You have come here to seek God and Saint Benedict offers you his Rule to help you. You have read it and you know what it asks. You are free now to accept it or to choose some other way.” Dailesi willingly received the Rule of St. Benedict.