Lasts for two years during which the young woman gives particular attention to growing in greater depth in the experience of the virtues of faith, hope and charity, learns the object of the three vows. Time of spiritual and religious formation. The novice enjoys all the privileges and spiritual favors of the Order.
Period to discern the life to which the postulant has been called to respond freely and responsibly. This time is normally of a year’s length and cannot be prolonged beyond two years.
The one and only purpose of life for the Sister is to honor and glorify Jesus in the Eucharist. Her prayer life and her household tasks are all performed in a spirit of adoration, reparation, and love. Thus, she is a spiritual helper, a channel of grace for the Church and the whole world.
The Sisters’ main penance is to live a hidden life with Christ, making His love known and felt throughout the world by their prayer and penance. Any young woman 17 years or older who feels an attraction to this life after preliminary correspondence can apply for a “Come and See” visit in order to experience our lifestyle and seek discernment of her call to Consecrated Life.
The sister's day is made up of prayer, both common and personal and various types of work which utilize each sister's gift for service in love of God and neighbor
There are also recreation periods each day for outdoor exercise and enjoyment of companionship with other Sisters in addition to free time each day for personal projects such as letter writing, reading, and hobbies.Each Sister has an hour each day assigned to her to adore the Lord on behalf of all people. Nighttime adoration is also assigned so that the able-bodied Sisters can fulfill this privilege of accompanying our Lord while many sleep.
At the end of the period of temporary vows, the Sister may be admitted to her perpetual profession when she freely and spontaneously desires to permanently live her live in the Order consecrated to God and living in poverty, chastity, and obedience following the Constitutions of the Order of Perpetual Adorers. The perpetually professed Sister continues her formation according to the established plan of formation.
She makes the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and is incorporated into the community. These vows are made and renewed annually. During the time of temporary profession the Sister continues her formation begun in the novitiate.
CHRIST THE KING MONASTERY
145 N. COTTON ST. EL PASO TX 79901
The community lives within a well-defined border which includes the convent, chapel, and grounds, leaving the cloister only when necessary. The cloister provides the needed atmosphere for our apostolate of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.