At the end of the philosophical studies, the candidate moves to another stage of formation called Novitiate. This is a stage that revolves around prayer. This is a very critical and delicate stage because out of it is born a Passionist. This stage runs for one full year and the end of which a candidate makes the first profession of evangelical counsels. During this stage, a candidate spends his time learning the charism, spirituality and the life of the Passionists. At the moment novitiate takes place in Sotik in Kenya.