It is a stage of formation whereby the candidate gradually passes from secular life to religious life to be lived in the novitiate. Postulancy is a necessary requirement for all candidates to religious life in the province, even if they have done their initiation and Plus Two courses in the province. Postulancy, as a rule, is for nine months, unless in particular cases the provincial decides otherwise. However, it may not exceed two years.
In keeping with the directives of the Church, postulancy and novitiate are conducted in different communities. It is up to the provincial to decide where and how postulancy is to be done and all other matters connected with it.
Carmelite Prayer House
Belmont, PB No: 28,
Kothagiri – 643 217,
Nilgiris Dt, Tamil Nadu.
0091 4266 2271588
“Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections.”
“May my life be a continual prayer, a long act of love.”
“God gives me courage in proportion to my sufferings. I feel at this moment I couldn’t suffer any more, but I’m not afraid, since if they increase, He will increase my courage at the same time.
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all things. If you have God, you will want for nothing. God alone suffices.”
Faith “is like the feet wherewith the soul journeys to God, and love is the guide that directs it.”
“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.”
“Strive to preserve your heart in peace; let no event of this world disturb it.”
“don’t wait until tomorrow to begin becoming a saint.”
“Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for.”
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”