The Bon Secours Postulancy is the first stage in a formative, preparatory process for women who wish to become Bon Secours sisters. This one year period known as the Postulancy is a transitional year from secular to religious life as postulants, women entre into this time of transition – a time of letting go of their former way of life and of embracing a new life in religious life in religious community. Under the guidance of the director of postulants, Bon Secours postulants are introduced to a life of prayer, a life lived in community, a life dedicated to God and the church, and a life steeped in Franciscan values and the Bon Secours mission.