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Sister Josefa Menendez's postulancy contains many instances of the three stages of ritual passage of separation, transition, and incorporation, as developed by Arnold van Gennep and popularized by Edith and Victor Turner: Josefa reported that she was repeatedly abducted by the devil and dragged into hell, where she endured multiple tortures before being returned to the convent (with scorched habit and skin).
Six weeks before the end of her postulancy she was told she was not being accepted into the Order, and to leave immediately.
I'm going through the postulancy discernment process in the diocese of Calgary.