California – Arizona Province of St. Joseph
Qualifications for Entry
A Catholic who is fully initiated into the Church
Between the ages of 19 and 35
A firm desire for union with God by prayer and service to the Church
Good psychological and physical health
Lived chastely for at least 3 years
Free of dependents and financial debt
At least 2 years of college or work experience
Some experience in parish ministry, pastoral work or community service
U.S. Citizen or legal resident (Green Card)
What’s it like to be a Discalced Carmelite Friar?
What does it profit to give God one thing if He asks of you another? Consider what it is God wants, and then do it.
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
Frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Participate in daily Mass
Pray daily, in particular the Rosary
Seek good quality assistance in spiritual direction
Read the spiritual writings of the Carmelite saints
Ready for the next step?
Fr. Adam Gregory Gonzales, O.C.D.
P.O. Box 8700
Redlands, CA 92375
Assistant to the Provincial Superior
Fr. Matthias Lambrecht, O.C.D.
P.O. Box 3420
San Jose, CA 95156
(408) 251-1361 x324