4. Temporary Profession Once the second year of novitiate has come to an end, the novice is ready to profess vows for the first time. The vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability are professed annually for a period of five to seven years. It is these vows that join the woman to the Marianist Sisters.
According to our Rule of Life, “The period of temporary profession is a time of deepening in one’s vocation, integration into the life and mission of the community and of apostolic, theological, and professional formation.”
At the end of the five to seven years of temporary profession, the sister professes perpetual vows.