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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 continual 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 Mary, our Mother and our model
  • Observance of papal enclosure for contemplative nuns
  • Wearing the traditional Carmelite habit
  • Community life where all are sisters to one another, sharing joys and sorrows
  • Horarium (schedule) that balances prayer, work, solitude, and recreation
  • Manual labor in solidarity with the poor

 

“It is our holy duty to be as conscientious as possible in observing the precept of enclosure, to lead without hindrance a life hidden with Christ in God.”

~ St. Teresa Benedicta, OCD (Edith Stein)

 

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“Mental prayer is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends. It means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us.”

~ St. Teresa of Jesus