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- n. the period during which you are a novice
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See novitiate.
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- n. the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
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When we were at the noviciate, we observed, while serving his private Mass, that after the introit, the gradual, the offertory, the communion – all the sung pieces, in short – he would mark a pause, not found in the rubrics, and absorb himself in meditation.
During her noviciate, her spiritual director was Fr Aladel, who had also been the director of St. Catherine Laboure.
Lochleven, hunted round to the place in which I served my noviciate, and now ye are come to rouse me up again! —
He could not avoid the remembrance of what very poor things the amateur rowing clubs on the Thames were in the early days of his noviciate; not to mention the difference in the build of the boats.
You are indeed in your noviciate, as to every laudable attainment.
Dearest Madam, forbear for the present: I am but in my noviciate.
That would be given to her when she finished her noviciate.
My father applauded my resolution, and I immediately was admited a noviciate into this monastery, with the Superior of which my father had in his youth been acquainted.
At this moment a squire, clothed in a threadbare vestment, (for the aspirants after this holy Order wore during their noviciate the cast-off garments of the knights,) entered the garden, and, bowing profoundly before the Grand Master, stood silent, awaiting his permission ere he presumed to tell his errand.
Andouillets, &c. &c. and out of friendship for the abbess and Mademoiselle Margarita, who was only in her noviciate, he had come along with them from the confines of Savoy, &c. &c.