Has never married or lived in open violation of chastity
By age, prudence, and good character is considered suitable for dedicating herself to a life of chastity in the service of the Church and of her neighbour
Is admitted to this consecration by her local Bishop
Once consecrated, is constituted a Sacred Person in the Church and becomes a living sign of the spousal relationship of Christ and the Church.
Undertakes a life of perpetual virginity lived in the world under the guidance of her Bishop
Usually has worked with a Spiritual Director and has lived a private promise of perpetual virginity for some years before seeking the Consecration of a Virgin
Is called to nourish her Christian life by times of extended prayer and worship
Is able to support herself by work or pension or independent means and has provided financially for her medical care.