Our Life

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Main Aspects of Our Life

  • Celebration of the holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacraments
  • Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, which is the Prayer of the Church
  • Total oblation of self through solemn vows of poverty, chastity & obedience
  • Cultivating an interior life of communion with God through unceasing prayer
  • Praying for the universal Church, our local diocese, all priests, and the salvation of every soul
  • Fidelity to our Holy Father and the teaching of the Magisterium
  • Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, Patroness, and model
  • Observance of papal enclosure for contemplative nuns
  • Wearing the traditional Carmelite habit
  • Monastic fasting and abstinence from meat
  • Community life where all are sisters to one another, sharing joys and sorrows, under motherly guidance of prioress
  • Horarium (schedule) that balances prayer, work, recreation, and solitude