Come and See
A woman attracted to the Redemptoristine way of life may request to spend some time inside
the Enclosure as an Aspirant. This is also known as a "Live-In" or a "Come-And-See". The Aspirant is given a simple black
veil, a cell within the novitiate wing and lives alongside the community. The exact time is flexible, but she must not stay
for more than three months. She follows a flexible timetable, praying, working, learning and experiencing the Redemptoristine
life within the Enclosure. There will be no pressure or obligation to enter and she is free to end the Aspirancy and leave
at any time.
The Aspirant must understand that admittance to the cloister is a privilege, and she will
be expected to maintain Enclosure until the end of the Aspirancy (unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, e.g. medical
reasons). After this stage she may request to join as a Postulant.