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Catholic Word of the Day: NOVITIATE, 10-03-14
CCDictionary ^ | 10-03-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 10/03/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT by Salvation

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The period of formal probation of a person in a religious community or secular institute. It follows the postulancy and precedes the first profession of vows. Also refers to the residence for novices. Sometimes called noviceship.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
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postulant, novice, first profession of vows, final profession of vows.
1 posted on 10/03/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT by Salvation
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