postulant

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one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order

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is the kind of language used to describe the behavior, the approach to what has traditionally been called the mind, the postulancy of the behavior causes, and how to validate scientific proposals that are made about these issues.
During postulancy and novitiate, sisters were formed to respond to their vocation to the religious life rather than merely to prepare professionally for classroom experience.
Martha required successful aspirants to spend six months in the postulancy and twelve months in the novitiate (with a possible three-month extension to the latter), (32) so it seems illogical that they would accept an aspirant less than sixteen and a half years of age because she would be too young to make first vows upon completion of her novitiate.
102) For women entering the convent, the ensuing year of postulancy was expected to bring diabolical tests of faith.
Even d'Abbadie's travels were outstripped by those of another Sacred Heart sister, Edith Blandford from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who began her postulancy in Melbourne, Australia and then lived for periods in Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Buenos Aires and Uruguay, before taking up a post at Roehampton in England as a teacher and mistress of health.
That summer, before starting her postulancy she attended classes at the Otis Art Institute.