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.

IRL Blog

Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
  • Say “No” to Corruption That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption. From an excerpt by Rev.  William Blazek, SJ,  the director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network: [T]he founder of the Jesuits (Saint Ignatius of Loyola) knew that riches, power and pride were all closely interrelated. The … Continue reading The Holy Father’s February 2018 Intentions →

  • On July 2, 2016, the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit, seven friars in all,  were established as a Public Association of the Faithful in the Diocese of Phoenix in a ceremony at St. Francis Mission on the Ak-Chin Indiana Reservation. Their primary mission is to serve the Native Americans in the diocese from their … Continue reading A New Community Blooms in the Desert: Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit →

  • That Christians in Asian countries may be able to practice their faith in full freedom. Please read the inspiring homily by Pope Francis at the 2015 Mass of Canonization of Saint Joseph Vaz († 1771).  He was an Oratorian missionary priest who was born in India and ministered in Sri Lanka, a country that, despite … Continue reading The Holy Father’s January 2018 Intentions →