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Our Carmelite Vocation

The world needs generous and courageous young women, ready and willing to commit their lives with joy and enthusiasm to serve without 1counting the cost, to live for others and to love without measure as Jesus said: “greater love than this no one has than to lay down one’s life for others”. If today you should hear His voice calling you to this marvelous challenge, do not hesitate to say yes ~ to respond with all the love and daring of your young heart. Never doubt that Jesus means YOU, when you hear Him say ”Come, follow Me ~ and I will show you the fullness of life and joy in this journey of faith we make together ~ let us climb the mountain of Carmel to the very peak of fulfillment... complete UNION with GOD forever in the JOY of Eternal LIFE!”

REQUIREMENTS
FOR ENTRANCE:

1. A desire to dedicate oneself totally to the love and service of God and His Church, through the following of Christ in a life of prayer and contemplation, of sacrifice, and striving for true holiness
2. An attraction to a life of prayer and Gospel living in community
3. A spirit of generosity
“A Carmelite has the deep love that leads her to give herself completely and has the will to become wholly detached.” (Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.)
4. Education - High School (business training and experience are helpful)
5. Normal physical health
6. Those who wish to join should have the necessary aptitude for community life and for chanting the Liturgy of the Hours
Age Requirement: 18 to 35 years of age

STAGES OF FORMATION:

POSTULANCY — approximately 1 to 1 1/2 years
NOVITIATE — 2 years
TEMPORARY VOWS — 3 to 6 years
SOLEMN PERPETUAL VOWS

If you feel that Jesus is calling you to give yourself totally to Him in a life of prayer and sacrifice as a Discalced Carmelite Nun, please contact us. May God bless you!

 

 

 

Oh, I love Him!
My God, I love You!

~ The last words of
St. Therese of the
Child Jesus
and the Holy Face

1(Photo of a sister at her solemn profession)

 

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Discalced Carmelite Nuns
5801 Mt. Carmel Drive
Arlington, Texas 76017

Email: arcarmel@ix.netcom.com
Web site: www.carmelnuns.com