Am I Called to be a Carmelite?
You can never be entirely sure that God is calling you to be a Carmelite, but there are a number of commonly experienced signs.
You may feel a growing dissatisfaction with life, yet at the same time have a sense that you can be much more than you are now. While the meaning and direction of life is questioned you have a firm belief in Love. You may have a strengthening sense of the presence of God within you, which you seek to foster through times of solitude and prayer. You want to be alone with God but also want to be part of a community. This develops into friendship with Jesus.