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Master of novices

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Master of novices

The master of novices or novice master is a term used in the Roman Catholic Church to refer those religious to whom is committed the training of the novices and the government of the novitiate of a religious institute.


His duty is to see that the time devoted to the period of the novitiate be passed in prayer, meditation, and the development of character through a study of the "Life of Christ" and of the saints, church history, and the vows and the constitution of his institute. Within the time of this probation, he must make a report about each novice to the proper authorities regarding these matters. For this purpose, he is to be free from all other duties and offices.

Strictly speaking, he is not a religious superior according to the definition of Canon law although he has the same rights and duties over the novices as a religious superior has over his subjects. Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society.

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