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Apply to be part of the community.


Assessments and Certificates (Documents on File with Congregation)

  • Valid form of identification (state I.D., driver’s license, passport, visa, etc.)

  • Birth certificate

  • Baptismal certificate

  • Confirmation certificate

  • Legal clearance/background check

  • Academic Transcripts

  • Completion of Psychological Evaluation by licensed psychologist

  • Completion of Health Assessment by licensed healthcare professional


  • Experience and understanding of a process of discernment with her congregation

  • Satisfactory completion of Pre-novitiate and earlier stages of Initial Formation


  • Participation in and basic understanding of Theological Reflection, especially in regards to ministry, community and life experiences

  • Participation in spiritual direction (minimum of 6 months)

  • Completion of at least one 8-day retreat

Community Living

  • Successful completion of one year (minimum) living in community in the Sending Congregation

  • Regular preparation and facilitation of communal prayer with increasing ease and confidence

  • Proficiency in the English language as related to community living, prayer and study

Congregational and Religious Life

  • Basic understanding of the vows, religious life and the charism and history of her own congregation

  • Capacity to give a presentation on the history, charism, mission of her congregation


To access the ICCN application, click on the Word document below. Also included below, to be submitted with the application, is a psychological evaluation summary release form. Questions can be directed to the Co-Directors at

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