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The Vocation of the Discalced Carmelite Nun is a gift from God.  Each one of us was brought here by Our Lord for the same purpose of belonging to Him in a contemplative life of prayer.  Our calls, moreover, are personally unique.


We go through a stage of initial formation which lasts for about 9 years:  one year of Aspirancy, one year of Postulancy, two years of Novitiate, after which we make our Simple Vows for three years and rewew our Vows for 2 more years before making Solemn Vows.


Our formation, nevertheless, does not stop there; it is ongoing as our relationship with Christ is developed and deepened through silence, solitude, prayer and the support of the community.  Our life is a daily saying "yes" to God; and our prayer time makes us sensitive to the voice of God within us. 

Novitiate 2022

Novitiate 2022


The vocation of the Carmelite Nun

is to be a witness  to the presence of God

in the heart of the world.


If you are a single woman:

   *  between the ages of 20 and 35
  *  in good health                    
       *  have at least two years of college
or work experience
*  desire to give yourself totally to God,
to pray for the Church and salvation of souls
and believe that God is calling you to Carmel,


Please contact Sr. Teresita

at  626-588-7048   

or Send an email:


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 " The joy of always belonging to God is an incomparable gift of the Holy Spirit."  


Saint Paul VI

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