Discernment

California – Arizona Province

Qualifications for Entry

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A Catholic who is fully initiated into the Church

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Between the ages of 19 and 35, respectably

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A firm desire for union with God by prayer and service to the Church

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Good psychological and physical health

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Lived chastely for at least 3 years

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Free of dependents and financial debt

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At least 2 years of college or work experience

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Some experience in parish ministry, pastoral work or community service

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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

Discernment Tips

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Frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation

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Participate in daily Mass

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Pray daily, in particular the Rosary

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Seek good quality assistance in spiritual direction

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Read the spiritual writings of the Carmelite saints

Ready for the next step?

Contact Us

Provincial Office

Fr. Adam Gregory Gonzales, O.C.D.
Provincial Superior
P.O. Box 8700
Redlands CA 92375
(909) 793-0424

Vocation Office

Fr. Matthias of the Immaculate Heart, O.C.D.
Vocation Director
510 N. El Molino Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-2744 ext. 224
vocationcarmelite@gmail.com

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