Stages of Formation

The formation of a Servant of Mary includes the following stages:

Aspirancy Until completion of High School
Postulancy 1 year
Taking of the Habit   
Novitiate 2 years
First Religious Profession (Temporary Vows)
Juniorate 6 years
Third Probation 6 months before Perpetual Vows
Perpetual Religious Profession (Perpetual Vows)
Ongoing formation Lifetime