Discernment Retreats

In the silence of your heart, do you wonder if our Lord is calling you?
Come and See!
Experience a glimpse into Carmel!
You will have an opportunity to pray, work and recreate with the Sisters.

Contemplative tradition of Carmel flowing into the works of the apostolate.
Healthcare | Education | Retreat Work

If you are a single woman, between the age of 18 and 35, and wish to know more about the deep bonds that unite us as a religious family, what it means to belong completely to Christ and if the spirit of Carmel resonates in your soul, join us for a retreat.

Consumed by His Love, Impelled to Serve  2019-2020

North St. Paul, MN | October 25-27, 2019
Columbus, OH | October 31 – November 3, 2019
Alhambra, California (Motherhouse) | December 27-30, 2019
Miami, Fl | February 21-23, 2020
Alhambra, California (Motherhouse) | March 26-29, 2019 – Cancelled

Retreats for single women, between the ages of 18-35 who would like to take some time
to seriously discern if God may be calling them to the Religious Life.

Individual visits can be arranged at any time of the year.
For more information, please contact:  Sister Maria Goretti, OCD  |  (626) 557-5816 or email 

We have cancelled our discernment retreat during the dates of March 26-29, 2020 as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. Please feel free to contact Sister Maria Goretti, Vocation Directress, at joyofcarmel@outlook.com or 626-557-5816 if you would like to talk about your discernment and future discernment opportunities with our community. May God bless you!

Please complete the Discernment form as the first step of registering for the retreat.

Discernment Retreat Inquiry Form
  • Discernment Retreats are open to women ages 18-35
  • Please enter a number from 2000 to 2025.
  • Discernment Retreats are open to women ages 18-35
  • Please enter a number from 2000 to 2025.

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