If this first phase leads to a permanent longing to become a Carmelite, we will ask you to express yourself via a letter. We will then discuss your motivation with several experienced Carmelites and offer you our feedback. After this, you will receive an invitation to the pre-postulate. For six months, you will truly live in the monastery, no longer as a guest but as part of our community. For foreign candidates, this will mainly involve intensive work to learn the Dutch language.