Aspirancy Program Guidelines:
- Ages 18 - 20.
- High School graduate or GED recipient.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Catholic lay woman who is fully initiated into the Church.
- Must make a 12-month commitment with the possibility of renewal.
- Entrance date is September 8th each year.
The Aspirancy is a time for deep discernment on religious life with the Glenmary Sisters. The Aspirant will be living according to the Evangelical Counsels of obedience, chastity, and poverty. It is a time of immersion into the life and ministry of the Glenmary Sisters serving the home mission needs of rural America.
The Aspirant should have the following characteristics:
- Be a woman of deep faith.
- Show willingness to grow in self-knowledge and knowledge of God.
- Interior freedom and gift of self.
- Possess a real concern for human needs.
- Have the ability and the sense of responsibility to carry through a task to completion.
- Have sufficient initiative to be able to work outside an institutional setting.
- Be flexible and adaptable to meet frequent changes.
- Have an appreciation and respect of small town and rural life.
- Be able to live in an area in which the Catholic faith community is extremely small.
- Be able to live and contribute in a healthy manner to the communal life of the Glenmary Sisters.
- Be open to sharing her gifts and talents with those with whom she is in mission.
- Have the ability to accept guidance and constructive criticism.
- Have the ability to be flexible, to handle change, stress, and ambiguity in a healthy manner.
- Have the ability to get along with other people, forming friendships and working in partnership with others.
To sign-up and/or more information, please contact:
Mrs. Barbara O’Nan