“If, after a period of contact with the Helpers, a woman wishes to further explore this call, she may enter into a period of candidacy. As a candidate she will have the opportunity to experience the Helper way of life either living in community or closely affiliated to a community.
During this time she will have Spiritual Direction with a helper to enable her to further reflect on her vocation and to discern whether her aspirations and aptitudes lie in this form of religious life. This period is flexible but can last for 1 to 2 years. If it is mutually agreed that a candidate continue on the Helper journey, she will begin the novitiate”