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Miami woman enters Benedictine postulancy

Miami woman enters Benedictine postulancy - (06-01-2015)

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PHOTO: (Left) Sister Dawn Annette Mills, OSB, prioress general of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, welcomes Magali Garcia as she formally requests entrance into the monastic order.

Magali Garcia, a former high school English teacher from Miami, has entered the postulancy of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri.

Garcia formally requested entrance to the monastic order by knocking on the door of the Benedictine Sisters' Adoration Chapel on Jan. 3 during Day Hour services. She was greeted by Prioress General Sister Dawn Annette Mills, OSB who escorted Garcia inside where she was presented with the office books for the Liturgy of Hours.

During the her postulancy, Garcia will live in the monastery and participate fully in community life. She will begin work in the altar bread department and learn about all aspects of the production, which serves as the congregation’s main source of income. She will take classes to aid in the transition into monastic life and work with a formation director to further discern her religious vocation. The postulancy can last from one year to 18 months.

Garica enters religious life during an exciting time as it’s officially the Year of Consecrated Life, a year-long celebration decreed by Pope Francis to honor those who are called to serve the Church through various monastic and religious works.

To learn more about the stages of religious formation, please visit the Benedictine Sisters' vocation page.