How do I get started in discerning a Vocation with the Carmelite Friars?
We accept applications from men who's ages are between 18 and 35.
1. Arrange an interview with the Vocation Director.
2. After the interview, the Vocation Director will invite the candidate to a Vocation Discernment Weekend. During the Vocation Weekend the candidate has the opportunity to meet various friars from the province.
3. After the Vocation Weekend the Vocation Director and the Candidate continue to discern his possible vocation. During this time the candidate can apply to the Order of Carmelites.
4. We accept candidates for our Pre- Novitiate program during the months of December and August which is based on the academic calendar of Seton Hall University.
5. Once the Candidate is accepted to our Pre-Novitiate program he enters the Pre-Theology program of Seton Hall University, and formally begins his Carmelite Formation at St. Eliseus Priory.
CARMELITE FRIARS NORTH AMERICAN PROVINCE OF SAINT ELIAS