When a woman decides to become a nun, she is invited into the order for a period of time as a novitiate, to try on the role of sister, and for the other sisters to see how she will fit in with their understanding of their calling as a group.
After some period of settling in and training, the novice is taken into the order on "temporary vows"; that is, she is now bound to behave like and take on the duties of a regular sister of the order, on the understanding that she is free to go if she finds herself unsuited, or if the order feels the same way.
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Cannibalism? by David O. Bales John 6:56-69
“What’s with Rufus?” Longinus asked. “Makes sense he wants to dash to the village every moment he’s off duty, but when I ask him if he wants to go trolling the streets with me, he says ‘no.’ He always used to.”
According to the story, once when the great Greek mathematician Euclid was teaching a king about geometry his pupil complained because the subject was hard. Wasn’t there an easier path to knowledge? Euclid informed the king that there is no royal road to learning.