The first requirement for becoming a nun is to cultivate an intense passion for God and a strong sense of responsibility to help others, then embrace the calling to begin the journey of religious life. If you plan to be a Catholic nun, you must become a practicing member of the church, join an order, become a novitiate and take your vows.Continue Reading
You must be over 18, unmarried and a citizen of whichever country you are interested in joining religious life. You must be in good health. A college degree is preferred, but not required.
Receive the sacraments of Baptism, Communion, Penance and Reconciliation and Confirmation and follow the tenets of the Catholic Church. Contact the Vocations Office in your diocese to join a religious community.
Choose an order that you are passionate about. Live in the order as a candidate for up to a year to become familiar with its mission and rules.
Work in the community as a novitiate for at least a year or until you are certain that you wish to become a nun.
Make temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Live life as a religious candidate for 5 to 9 years.
Make sacred vows of poverty, chastity and obedience for life.