After a period of candidacy has been completed, the Candidate is received as a postulant and clothed in the distinctive garb of a postulant of the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa. At this time, she is placed especially under the patronage of our Immaculate Queen through investiture in the Medal of the Immaculate Conception which each Sister wears over her heart as a sign of her consecration to Jesus through Mary.
The blessed Miraculous Medals waiting on the altar
Above all else, the postulant is formed in the spirituality of the community and aided to foster that relationship with God that is the foundation of the consecrated life. The period of postulancy allows the Sister to be more radically converted to Christ, Who is to be her Divine Bridegroom. This period lasts at least six months, at the end of which, if the postulant continues to hear God's call to our way of life, she may be invited to write a letter requesting the community to prayerfully consider receiving her as a novice, at which time she would receive her religious name and be clothed in the habit of a Marian Sister.
The postulants receive the medal of the Immaculate Conception from Mother and the Formation Mistress