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Do you have a vocation to Carmel? Contact our Vocation Director today to learn more about a Carmelite Vocation. We can help you discern your calling to Religious Life. We offer vocation retreats for those serious about a Carmelite vocation.

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Praised be Jesus Christ!

As the Vocation Director for the Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, I am happy that you have found your way to the vocation section of our website and hope that you find the following pages helpful.

First let me introduce myself. My name is Fr. Joseph Marie of Jesus and I will be guiding you, our candidate, through the discernment and, God willing, application process in which you will begin to seek entrance to our cloistered Carmelite Monastery.

On the various pages under the "Vocations" tab you will find all the information, application forms, and resources that will help you along the way.

I will be here to assist you through every step of the process, discerning with you if you have a vocation to our community, and if not, where the Lord may be calling you to follow Him.

I marvel daily at the young men with whom I am in contact. Other normal young men like yourself seek to follow the call of Christ with generosity, selflessness, and courage. You are indeed in the company of other brave young souls intent upon discerning God's Will for them and I am here to accompany and assist you to see if the Lord is inviting you to follow Him as a Carmelite monk. By taking the time to read these pages and learn more about our contemplative vocation in the Church, you have taken the first step in discerning the possibility of your vocation to our monastery; for your courage and sincerity in seeking the Lord, you are to be commended! We are very excited that you have the virility and strength of character to begin this process. All the Fathers and Brothers will be praying that Our Lord and His Blessed Mother will give you and myself the grace and wisdom to discern if you have a vocation to our community.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. Together with the Assistant Director of Vocations, Br. Elias, I look forward to speaking with you, getting to know you better, and accompanying you on this journey. Please be assured that I will be praying for you daily. I impart upon you my priestly blessing and remain,

Yours in Christ and Our Lady of Mt Carmel,

Fr. Joseph Marie of Jesus, M. Carm. - Vocations Director

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