Loyola Pre-Novitiate eyes on the integral formation of a pre novice. The candidate is taken in his totality, and attention is given to augment all the aspects of his personality. We concentrate on human maturity, intellectual growth, spiritual advancement and development of one’s talents, skills etc.
The two years at Loyola help the Pre-Novices to discern and decide where God intends them to serve him. The probable candidates are called for a selection camp, after which they are trained in spoken English during the summer holidays. The academic year begins with the orientation programme. The candidates are introduced to the pre novitiate way of life.
We combine PUC studies with pre novitiate formation. Each day begins with jogging, exercise, prayer and Eucharistic celebration. During the day the pre novices attend classes at St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru. In the evening there is time for games, manual work, studies and rosary. After supper they have music class/recreation. Besides this, on weekends they have regular classes in spoken English and on the Society of Jesus. The Director meets the candidates regularly and fosters their vocation. Monthly recollection and confession as well as visit to the home for the aged are a help for the pre novices to have a holistic growth.