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 […]

Dear Quarantined Catholics

Jesus in Flowers

Our dear friends of Carmel, and all our fellow quarantined Catholics,This is the first Sunday without attending Mass. For so many, it has been years and years you have not been at Mass on a Sunday. Please know we are united in prayer with all of you at this difficult time! There is an abundant […]

Suspension of Public Mass

Coronavirus Suspends Public Mass

To all who frequent our chapel for daily and Sunday Mass, we share the sad news that no Masses will be celebrated until further notice starting this Monday, March 16, 2020 due to COVID-19. We will have Sunday Mass in the morning at 7:30 a.m., as usual, but that will be the last Mass until, […]

Fasting and Ashes

Falat Julian Pope

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 […]

Lent: Farewell to Alleluia

Farewell Alleluia

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_text _id=”4″ ][x_gap size=”30px”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://littlerockcarmel.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/alleluia.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text] Shrove Tuesday “Goodbye, Farewell, to Alleluia” I. Opening Reading: The calendar of the Liturgical Year will, in less than seven weeks, bring us to the great solemnities of the commemoration of the Passion and […]

Online Lenten Retreat 2020

Online Retreat with St. John of the Cross

Well, dear Catholics (and others observing the season of Lent), have you thought about your lenten practices yet? It’s coming very soon (Wednesday, February 26th, next week!). We’d like to recommend the online retreat put out by our Discalced Carmelite Friars in Austria and in France. Each retreat they offer highlights a Carmelite saint within […]

Online Advent Retreat

We would like to share a link to an online Advent Retreat hosted by the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Paris, France. Each Advent and Lent they graciously offer this free material to the public. The Retreat is given from the Carmelite perspective and often highlights a Carmelite saint. Last year at Lent was St. Teresa […]

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 “… […]


Sister Mary Alice of the Blessed Sacrament, OCD After 82 years in the vineyard of our Lord, Sr. Mary Alice Grace entered into eternal life on August 14, 2019.  Hers was truly a “Eucharistic vocation” drawn by our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at an early age.  She was born on July 26, 1920 to […]

Rest in Peace, Sr. Mary Alice

Once again we are sad, yet happy, to see one of our sisters leave this world for the next. Sr. Mary Alice of the Blessed Sacrament died just before dawn on Wedsday, August 14th, the eve of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven. The day she longed for finally has come. May she rest […]