In the Initial Formation Rite of Entry as a Postulant, on January 6, 2012, the Community received Paule Barbeau as their newest Benedictine postulant.Having completed the affiliate stage of initial formation, Paule stood at the entry to Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel and announced her desire to continue her formation as a postulant.
Sister Lois, prioress, accepted her on behalf of the Communtiy and bestowed on her the cross that is worn by the postulants. Sister Lois blessed Sister Michelle Dosch who will be Paule’s formation director for a minimum of the next six months. Sister Michelle then bestowed on Paule the morning and evening prayer books and an apron, symbols of the prayer and work aspects of the Benedictine motto “ora et labora.”Paule joins two other postulants at St. Scholastica Monastery, Linda Sellards and Elizabeth Farias. Sister Michelle is the Director of Postulants and Novices.