The novitiate is the period of time when new members of religious orders learn the spirit and work of their community, its history, and way of life.
Father Harry Hagan, O.S.B. of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana has put together an online 20-Minute Novitiate in which he talks about six hallmarks of the monastic life in order to present an overview of the life:
1. The Rule and the Tradition;
3. Fidelity to the Monastic Life;
5. Prayer and Work;
Learn more about the Benedictine Monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.