Novices receive classes to help immerse them in our spiritual patrimony and assist them in their transition to full Carmelite life.
Most of all the novitiate is ordered to be an intimate, profound, and life changing experience of God.
The novitiate is a year of grace and an essential foundation for the whole life of a religious. As such novices are assigned a novice master who is both knowledgeable and experienced in the spiritual life and especially in the life of Carmel.
The novitiate lasts a canonical year.