We do not expect an applicant to be a mature contemplative from the beginning, but she must have the qualities necessary for living our way of life and growing toward the fullness of the Carmelite vocation:
Before beginning postulancy, a candidate must be at least 17 years old and have completed high school. Ordinarily we also expect a year or two of college or work experience after high school graduation.
It is generally difficult for older women to adjust to the life of Carmel. A candidate over 40 should show exceptional preparation in in all of the areas noted above.
"Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be."
~ Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
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