The Collaborative Dominican Novitiate (CDN) is a joint effort by congregations of Dominican sisters to provide their members in initial formation with an experience of the larger Dominican Family. The CDN experience lasts for a span of 10 months, beginning in August until the end of June. This August, four novices began their canonical year at CDN: Adela-Iuliana Langa, Alexa Chipman, Jennifer (Jenn) Schaaf, and Reneé Jacqueline Hala Asmar. Read CDN newsletter The CDN will also celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Westin Chicago North Shore Ravinia Ballroom. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.