In August, 2013, men from across the United States and even further points in the world joined together as they vested their novice habits for the first time. They will spend one year together in community at the Augustinian parish of St. Rita of Cascia in Racine, Wisconsin, in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
The novitiate is the final step of Augustinian formation before they profess vows. From that point, their Augustinian formation continues further, but they are considered "professed" and then wear the black habit.
To see photos of the novices joining the community, click the image below to visit the photo gallery.