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. It may also be helpful to have a year or two of college or work experience after high school graduation.
"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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