With a solemn celebration presided over by Fr Serafino Fiore, Provincial Superior of the Naples Province, and concelebrated by Frs. Alberto Eseverri and Pedro López, members of the General Council, Fr. Gianni Congiu, Provincial Superior of Rome, and a group of confreres from the Communities of Ciorani and Pagani, the Interprovincial Novitiate of Ciorani was inaugurated on 1 September 2017, in Italy.
There are three novices who have begun this period of Novitiate, one from the Province of Madrid, Javier Arenal Pardo, and two from the Province of Naples, Claudio Scisciola and Gianluca Rizzo. The Novice Master is Fr. Maurizio Lannuario, of the Naples Province.