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What We Do

Rooted in the Prayer of Carmel 

More important than our works, our life is founded upon who we are: consecrated women religious completely dedicated to God in undivided love, available to the service of the Church. Prayer, according to St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross, is the most fruitful of all apostolates. Whatever work is entrusted to us flows from and ends in our union with God.

The goal of all our works is to foster a deeper spiritual life among God’s people.  As our community has pondered Mother Luisita’s charism and God’s providence has unfolded, the Carmelite Sisters have been entrusted three apostolic works:

The Carmelite Sisters are at the service of the family for life at our health care apostolates.
The Carmelite Sisters teach with the mind and Heart of Christ in our education apostolates.
The Carmelite Sisters foster a deeper spiritual life among God’s people in our retreat apostolate.

Even as a cypress tree raises its branches to heaven and casts its shadow upon the earth, so the soul of each Carmelite raises itself to Christ, Who is her heaven, while her shadow falls in charity upon earth doing good to all people.

Venerable Mother Luisita