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Holy Thursday 2020

The Hour Has Come

Dear Friends, “Now is the time for the Son of Man to be glorified (Jn. 12:23),” says our Lord a few days before His Passion. What a mysterious statement. So much is going on in the life of Christ even before the Crucifixion, the “Day of our Salvation.” Jesus will speak at length to his […]

Fasting and Ashes

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Today is the first day of Lent, February 26, 2020. This is the time we Christians take the Hand of our dear Jesus as He ventures off into the desert, to fast, pray, and fight temptations from the evil one, the flesh and worldly allurements. The prayer we say in the Liturgy of the Hours […]

Recent Outdoor Projects

Outdoor Projects

You may remember a couple of projects mentioned in a recent post and in our last bulletin. Some friends of the nuns have helped to reconstruct the ponds in our acreage. This has been going on for some time and we’re happy to report the work is complete! God provided some good rain to fill […]

Basketball, Birds and Backhoes

Basketball, Birds and backhoes

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Why Advent?

Advent season is upon us! What makes these few weeks of the year the favorite liturgical season for so many Catholics? The Carmelite nuns would like to share what it means to them. Daily Liturgical Readings I love the scriptural texts used for daily mass, particularly from Isaiah and the prophets of the old Testament. […]

Meet Our Postulant Marisa

We are happy to introduce to you another new member of our community! Marisa Joly Butler entered our Carmel as a postulant on September 12, 2019. We are so happy to have her here, joining Lynne Purkey in the Novitiate (who joined in mid-July). Welcome to the garden of Carmel, Marisa! Marisa’s Vocation Journey “… […]

Meet our Postulant Lynne

It is with great joy we introduce to you our new postulant, Lynne, who has been here since mid-July. She is been a blessing to our community in many ways. We are grateful to God for sending her to join us in our life of sacrifice and prayer. Thanks to all who have prayed for […]

Holy Thursday Inside the Cloister

Tonight at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday we begin the Paschal Triduum of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While most people are out working today at their respective jobs we, the nuns, are inside the monastery following the traditional customs of our monastic liturgical practices. As we keep silence throughout […]

Spring Bulletin

Our Spring Bulletin 2019 should have arrived in your post mail by now, if you are on our mailing list. You can also see it here: Spring Bulletin 2019. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive our quarterly Bulletin in the mail, please send us your mailing address at […]