"Among all the gifts that we have received and all those that we receive daily from our Benefactor, the Father of mercies, and for which we must express the deepest thanks to our glorious God, our vocation holds first place. Since it is the greatest gift, we should be thankful most of all for it."
(Testament of St. Clare)
The time of formation comprises one year of postulancy, two years of novitiate and three years of profession before final profession.
Our Seraphic Father Francis said of us: "By divine inspiration, you have made yourselves daughters and servants of the most high King, the Heavenly Father, and have taken the Holy Spirit as your spouse, choosing to live according to the perfection of the holy Gospel."