Formation consists of:
- Aspirancy - minimum of one year, not to exceed two years.
- Postulancy - one year, and may be extended not to exceed another twelve months.
- Novitiate - two years.
- Temporary Profession - five years—this may be extended in such a way that the total number of years of formation (including the aspirancy) does not exceed 12 years.
- and then Solemn Profession with solemn perpetual vows.