After postulancy, the young women enter the novitiate in Casa de la Visitación in the city of Queretaro for two years. The novice director guides them in their experience. The novices take many courses in an intercongregational program which prepares the future religious for a life of service in the Church. In the PHJC novitiate house, they experience our way of life, participate in ministry and grow in the spirit of prayer and the charism of the congregation. The novitiate is a time to further clarify their call to religious life leading to a commitment of temporary vows.