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Within the diverse periods that are distinguished in the formation process of the members, we find situated in the first place, for those who from an early age express a desire to devote themselves to God, the Aspirants.


The goal of the Aspirancy is to help adolescents who have manifested the seed of a vocation, to discern more easily and to be able to respond to it. This also makes it possible that at the end of this period, the candidate “with a clear awareness of the divine calling, has reached such a spiritual and personal maturity to help make the decision to respond to that call with sufficient responsibility and freedom.”[1]


 [1] Cf. SSVM Constitutions 232.