Vocation Profile - Discalced Carmelite Friars, St. Joseph Province
Discalced Carmelite Friars, St. Joseph Province
Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; San Bernardino, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Seattle, WA; Tucson, AZ
The Discalced Carmelite Friars are worldwide
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.
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.
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.
Yes: Up to age 40 may be considered.