Preliminary formation is carried out over a period of at least 2 years by study, personal contact and correspondence. After this time temporary vows of obedience, poverty and celibacy may be made. These are renewed annually for 5 years and then final vows are taken. In our every day life we work at whatever job we do, live in our own homes and are financially responsible for ourselves. We say the Divine Office every day, pray and do spiritual reading. We have 2 retreats a year.