The Formation Process


St. John of the Cross


Our Holy Father (and first spiritual director)
St. John of the Cross




Message From the Director of Formation
Process to become a Secular Carmelite
Formation Study Group
Books used in Formation
Daily Life of a Secular Carmelite
Discerning a vocation to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites
Temporary Promise
Definitive Promise


For more information about formation in the Columbus Secular Discalced Carmelites, contact Celeste Garcia Madsen, OCDS, Director of Formation: ColumbusOCDS@aol.com.