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Postulancy (for one year)

Upon entrance, a woman is introduced to life in Carmel and learns, through experience and classes, more about the vocation of a Carmelite Nun.

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Novitiate (for two years)

The novice is clothed in the holy habit of Our Lady and receives a new religious name. The novice continues to deepen her understanding of her vocation and to discern God’s will in her life.

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Temporary Profession (for three years)

After two years as a novice, the Sister makes her First Profession of vows, promising obedience, chastity and poverty for three years.

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Solemn Profession (lifetime)

At the end of the period of temporary vows, the Sister makes her Solemn Profession and receives the black veil, a sign of her total consecration to God.