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Monday, August 01, 2016

A New Carmelite!

Father Z shares a video of a woman entering into the Carmelite community. Fast-forward to the 2:30 mark as the gates of the convent open and the Carmelites line up inside.



FORMATION Postulancy:
6 months to 1 year, during which the candidate learns and experiences the cloistered Carmelite life
Novitiate:
1 year, beginning with the reception of the traditional Carmelite habit; continued training and formation in the spiritual life and Holy Rule of St. Teresa of Avila
Temporary Profession:
3 years under the religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience
Perpetual Profession:
Reception of the black veil...a bride of Christ forever!