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San Jose, California: Mount Saint Joseph Carmelite Monastery

About Mount Saint Joseph Carmelite Monastery in San Jose, California:

Mount St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery, located in San Jose, California, serves as the Novitiate for the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province. When men join their Province, they enter here. The first six months is known as the postulancy, where they transition into religious life. The next year is the novitiate year, when the men become more formed in the charism and spirituality of the Discalced Carmelite Friars. At the end of the year, they make their first profession of vows, which are temporary and are renewed annually for five years. After the completion of two years at Mount St. Joseph, if the brother has a priestly vocation, he will move to their House of Studies in Mount Angel, Oregon.

Visiting Mount Saint Joseph Monastery in San Jose, California:

Masses are open to the public.   Morning Prayer is also open to the public and begins 1/2 hour before Mass begins except Sunday, when Morning Prayer begins at 8:45 a.m.  See their website below for Mass schedules.

Traveling to Mount Saint Joseph Carmelite Monastery in San Jose, California:

Physical Location:                            Mailing Address:
Carmelite Monastery                               Carmelite Monastery
12455 Clayton Road                                 P.O. Box 3420
San Jose, CA 95127                                  San Jose, CA 95156

Tel: +1 (408) 251-1361, +1 (408) 251-6682

FAX: +1 (408) 251-1854

Click here for the official website of Mount Saint Joseph Carmelite Monastery in San Jose, California

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