"Have you sometimes heard the voice of the Lord which through a desire, a certain restlessness, invites you to follow him more closely? Have you had any desire to be apostles of Jesus?" -- Pope Francis
Are you thinking of becoming a Carmelite? You can enquire about the Carmelites by writing to the Vocation Director
Please Contact Fr. Lawrence Kinyua @ Catholic Mission, Mbiuni
Please Contact Fr. Julius Kamuti Mutune @ St. Thomas Catholic Mission, Manyire
Please Contact Fr. Seljo Veliyannukkaran CMI @ Jerusalem Retreat Centre, Kerala
Formation of a CMI priest takes about 15 years covering Aspirancy, Postulancy, Novitiate, Juniorate, Ecclesiastical & Secular studies, and Regency. Students are directed various formation centres for learning different disciplines and to initiate to religious life.
Aspirants of CMI Devamatha province recruited from Kenyan Mission do their pre-novitiate at Carmel Minor Seminary, Donyo-Sabuk, Kenya. Formation house at Donyo-Sabuk is the first formation house of CMIs outside India.
St. Teresa's CMI Novitiate, Karaba, is the first CMI novitiate out side India. The Candidate from Kenya for CMI Kenyan Mission do their novitiate in this novitiate.
All the scholastics of CMI St. Thomas Region, Kenya, are as a rule required to do their undergraduate studies before they do their theology course. Right now the scholastics do their studies in different major cities in the world, in different disciplines such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce, Literature, Economics and History.
After the minor seminary formation and novitiate, the candidates of CMI St. Thomas Region are sent to major seminaries to do their ecclesiastical studies. Graduation in Philosophy and Theology is mandatory for all the CMI candidates to become a priest. Scholastics of CMI St. Thomas Region are sent to different seminaries for their ecclesiastical studies such as Hekima and Tangaza College (Nairobi), Dharmaram (Bangalore, India), J.D.V. (Pune, India) etc.
Before doing theological studies all the scholastics of CMI St. Thomas Region are allowed to take a year for practical experience known as regency. All the regents are attached to any one of the houses and help in a particular field of apostolate.