Vocation Profile - Discalced Carmelite Friars, St. Joseph Province

Discalced Carmelite Friars, St. Joseph Province

Rev. Robert Barcelos O.C.D.
Vocation Director
P.O. Box 8067
Redlands, CA 92375

408-251-1361 x324
ocdvocation@yahoo.com
www.discalcedcarmelites.com

International?Yes
Professed members39
Year founded1251
Generalate/motherhouseRome, Italy
Province/federationCalifornia-Arizona

(Arch)dioceses
Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; San Bernardino, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Seattle, WA; Tucson, AZ
International
The Discalced Carmelite Friars are worldwide
Mission
The Carmelite friars, followers of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, live as brothers in community. With Mary as our patroness, we serve Christ and His Church through ministries of prayer, presence, evangelization and pastoral care.
Qualifications
A firm desire for union with God through prayer and service to the Church. Good psychological and physical health. Free of dependents and financial debt. Some college or work experience.
Formation
Postulancy: four to six months. Novitiate: one year (with an additional one year as a junior professed brother in the novitiate). Juniorate: five years of temporary vows renewed annually (may undergo priestly formation at this time). Solemn profession: At the end of five years of temporary vows. The friar becomes a chapter member at this time.
Age range/limit
19-35
Belated vocations?
Yes: Up to age 40 may be considered.

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