Basic Requirements

Basic Requirements

The following are the basic requirements for becoming a Carmelite friar:

  • Between 20 and 40 years of age
  • College degree preferred
  • Free of substantial debt and without dependents
  • Certificate of Baptism and Confirmation
  • Several visits to our monasteries
  • Live-In retreat
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Successful completion of physical and psychological examinations
  • Other background information as requested