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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).
I think some of the formation for our congregation really happens in the reflection time, because it doesn't matter which one of us is up there--there's learning going on, and we're being fed by what we're learning," said Duncan, who is currently undergoing postulancy toward ordination with another St.
Six weeks before the end of her postulancy she was told she was not being accepted into the Order, and to leave immediately.
She is the coordinator for the postulancy committee for the diocese of Toronto and has served on national and diocesan committees.
His candidacy and postulancy were waived because of his Benedictine formation.