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.
6 months to 1 year, during which the candidate learns and experiences the cloistered Carmelite life
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
3 years under the religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience
Reception of the black veil...a bride of Christ forever!