The process of discernment begins with an introductory conversation between the Vocation Director and the candidate. Questions about our way of life will be answered and discussed. Under the direction of the Vocation Director and after becoming acquainted with the community through visits, the candidate will be invited to a two-three month live-in experience. This is an extended opportunity to live our life and share directly in our community prayer, meals, work, and recreations. During the year of aspirancy the candidate will be encouraged to frequent the sacraments, meditate on Scripture daily, and will be given works on Carmelite spirituality to be read and studied.