"I want to test my vocation and see if I am called to be a Marist Brother."

The Novitiate is an 18-24 month program or “apprenticeship” where the young man formally enters into the Institute of the Marist Brothers and learns to begin living as a Brother. Novices for the Province of Australia undertake their formation in an international English speaking Novitiate with other young men.

The aim of this time is to help the Novice:

  • deepen his relationship with God and the Marist Brothers through prayer, meditation and study of Marist life and consecration

  • discover the stable, inner core of his identity as a person and Marist Brother, while remaining open, flexible and creative in the ways he will be called to live this out

  • appreciate the full meaning of Brotherhood, assisting him to live this in community and in ministry with those to whom he is missioned as a Brother

The Novitiate is completed with the Profession of First Vows.