Patroness : St. Alphonsa
Patroness Day : July 28
Duration : Three months
Goal : To discern the vocation to consecrated life,
To grow in Christian faith
To acquire a preliminary knowledge of SMS
For the first three months they are doing the boarding. It is a phase to know Snehagiri religious life and know more about the prayerful atmosphere of religious life. Though they are not given any particular assignments during that period, the candidates are given enough chance to be with the apostolic fields of Snehagiri. Also they are given special training in English language, craft works, tailoring, music, musical instruments and there are various classes on religious life, Snehagiri Charism and vocation.