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Discalced Carmelite Friars
of the California-Arizona Province
Discernment
"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
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 2 years
Free of dependents and financial debt
Two years of college or work experience
Some experience in parish ministry, pastoral work or community service
Be financially able to travel to San Jose, CA and/or Mt. Angel, OR
U.S. Citizen or legal resident (Green Card)
Discernment tips

Frequent the sacraments
Pray daily
Have a spiritual director
Read the works of the Carmelite spiritual masters