Our initial formation program is normally two years. The postulancy and the novitiate are the period of initial formation for the young woman entering religious life. 

It is a time for her to grow in her knowledge of the consecrated life and to consider more deeply her calling from God and especially to the Dominican Sisters of Divine Providence.

In an atmosphere of prayer and quiet reflection, she will be better able to discern her suitability for the life and thus to verify her vocation.