A fully initiated Catholic who is 18 or older possessing the desire to share the charism (spirituality) of the Servants of Mary (Servite) and striving to live a life guided by their baptismal promise they may pursue becoming a Secular Order Servant of Mary (Secular Servite).
Before acceptance into the Secular Order, the candidate goes through a period of formation, normally one year, under the guidance of the local community.
With the profession of the Promise, the candidate is enrolled into the Secular Order of the Servants of Mary and shares forever in the life of the whole Servite family.
Each Secular Order community works in communion with the local Church and the Servite family.