Saint Joseph Secular Discalced Carmelites

San Francisco, California


Carmelite Religious Vocations


Perhaps You Have A Vocation to the 

Priesthood or Religious Life




Vocations to the Discalced Carmelites -- California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph

Religious Vocations to Carmelite Priesthood and Brotherhood

If you are interested in discerning a call to the Carmelite priesthood or brotherhood within the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph (California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico), please visit our vocation website: or contact our province's Vocations Director:

Fr. Adam Gregory Gonzales, O.C.D.
Discalced Carmelite Friars
P. O. Box 3420
San Jose, Ca    95156

Phone: 408.251.1361 ext. 324
Fax.: 408.251.4923

Religious vocations to the Discalced Carmelite Sisters

    Many Carmelite convents of nuns have their own websites. Visit the webpage of the Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey in San Francisco, California.

    You can find a list of other Carmelite convents here within our province.

Search the web for convents of Carmelite nuns in other parts of the country (or world) or contact other provinces (below) for information about convents within their jurisdictions.

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In other Discalced Carmelite provinces in the United States

If you are discerning a religious vocation in another part of the United States please the Vocation Director of that province

Oklahoma Province of Saint Therese (Southern Province)

Washington Province of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Eastern Province)

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Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood

The best place to start your diocesan vocation is to contact your parish priest or the vocations director of your diocese or the diocese to which you are drawn. Here are some resources to help you clarify your vocation interest and get additional information.

Vocations On-line 

This web-site offers a good orientation to different vocational expressions, information about discerning a vocation, and an extensive listing of religious communities of men and women.

Serra International is an established Catholic organization world-wide dedicated to promoting diocesan vocations.

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Vocations to Other Religious Orders of Men and Women

Vocations to Religious Orders of Men

Vocations to Religious Orders of Women


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Carmelite House of Prayer, California

Why not make the Carmelite House of Prayer in beautiful Northern California part of your vocation discernment process?

Carmelite House of Prayer

20 Mount Carmel Drive
P.O. Box 347
Oakville, California 94562

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