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.