The novitiate is a period of six months.This is a time for the Novice to spend in intensive reflection on the Rule of Saint Benedict and to make efforts to develop the personal discipline to live out those Benedictine values.  Regular communication with the Fellowship Director and other members of the Fellowship is key during this novitiate.  Regular daily prayer, fidelity in worship and reception of the Eucharist, and support of the parish in tithes and service are essential elements of a productive novitiate.

At the conclusion of the novitiate, the Novice, with the Rector’s approval makes application for full membership.