Vocation Profile - Carmelite Nuns of Terre Haute

Carmelite Nuns of Terre Haute

Sr. Clare Joseph O.C.D.
Vocation Director
59 Allendale
Terre Haute, IN 47802

812-299-1410 ext. 214
srclarejoseph@heartsawake.org
www.heartsawake.org

International?No
Professed members12
Year founded1947
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationWashington Province/Queen of Carmel Association

(Arch)dioceses
Indianapolis, IN
Mission
We are consecrated women of the Teresian Carmel living in sisterly communion, holding the lamp of contemplation until we become a living flame of love. We are cloistered Carmelite nuns, called to live the Gospel and the charism of Saint Teresa through a hidden life of unceasing contemplative prayer in the service of the Church. Standing in the presence of the living God we adore and intercede for all, becoming channels of spiritual energy and a prophetic witness of hope to the world.
Qualifications
At least a high school education. Good physical and mental health. Some working experience or involvement in the parish is desirable.
Formation
One year of postulancy, a period of transition from lay life to religious life. Two years of novitiate, followed by temporary vows taken for three years. The final year before solemn profession,the novice leaves the novitiate and is under the guidance of the prioress.
Age range/limit
21 - 45
Belated vocations?
No

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