The Collaborative Dominican Novitiate (CDN), sponsored by 23 U.S. Dominican womens congregations, allows novices
from various congregations to form a peer group and to gain a broader
perspective of the Dominican family.
is encouraged to deepen her personal prayer and to meet regularly with
a spiritual director. The CDN experience includes daily morning and
evening communal prayer, weekly reflection days, and opportunities
for daily Mass and monthly home liturgies.
one day each week in ministry in such areas as jails, schools, social
service agencies, hospitals, and homes for young mothers and people with