The inquirer remains in his present living situation while maintaining contact with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. A Precious Blood member journeys with the inquirer through this period which lasts no longer than two years. During this time the inquirer makes no formal commitment to the Community.
At this stage an individual is invited to enter as a candidate of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. This part of the formation process will normally happen at the Formation House in Chicago. This stage invites people to growth in human and religious development, to be involved in apostolic settings, and to become acquainted with the history and spirituality of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.