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The Carmelite Sisters welcome you to their NEW blog home page, featuring three topics:

  • “Faith” in celebration of the graces received during the 2012-2013 Year of Faith.
  • “Religious Life” in thanksgiving for the great gift of our religious vocation, in efforts to spread the beauty of a call to religious life.
  • “Carmelite Spirituality” to share the fruits of our vocation to union with God in the garden of Carmel.

Why Consecrated Chastity?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality, Highlights, Religious Life | 0 comments

Why Consecrated Chastity?

Several years ago a voice was heard bellowing out in an airport waiting area, “Chaste for 45 years!” The surrounding space was electrified as heads turned toward us as I stood facing a non-Christian gentleman who had asked me if we practiced chastity and then posed to me the question of "How long have you been a Sister?"

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The Difference Between Humans and Animals

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Our Faith, Reflections | 0 comments

The Difference Between Humans and Animals

We feel a great connection with animals, yet I'm reminded in Genesis that Adam could not find a suitable partner who was his equal in any of the animals. Only humans are a unique combination of both the physical world and the spiritual world, made up of a mysterious union of a body and a spiritual soul. No wonder we are so complex, so noble, yet so earth-bound and limited at the same time.

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Transfiguration and Religious Life

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Featured, Religious Life | 0 comments

Transfiguration and Religious Life

When Jesus took Peter, James, and John up on Mount Tabor and allowed them to see His divine glory it was to prepare them for the scandal of the Cross that they would encounter when they came down the mountain. And He prepares me in much the same way.

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Personal Reflection on Chastity

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Featured, Reflections, Religious Life | 0 comments

Personal Reflection on Chastity

You really can learn a lot of things from the flowers. On this particular afternoon, it was some Easter lilies that caught my attention. Into these rather random mental wonderings came the thought that lilies are a symbol of chastity. Because they are white, right? Maybe there is more.

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Nothing is Impossible

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Carmelite Spirituality, Featured, Sharing Our Mission, Slideshow | 0 comments

Nothing is Impossible

Through prayer, joyful witness and loving service, The Carmelite Sisters are able to promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people. The Carmelite Sisters have gathered footage from their many apostolic service locations and put together this wonderful video which truly is a labor of love.

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