Vocation Profile - Discalced Carmelite Nuns
Discalced Carmelite Nuns
Santa Fe, NM
This is a cloistered community of contemplative prayer in which the sisters live their lives for God and for His Church. The call to Carmel is a call to serve the Church through prayer and sacrifice. The sisters' charism is guided by their foundress, St. Teresa of Avila, and by St. John of the Cross. The essence of the Carmelite contemplative life is: living in the presence of God, in imitation of their most pure Mother Mary and the prophet Elijah, their spiritual founder who lived 900 years before Christ. Please view our brief youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD2iT8l_ShU
Sufficient mental and physical health; high school education at least.
Formation consists of postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and then permanent profession. Ongoing formation occurs within the community, both during the years of the novitiate and thereafter.
Yes: There have been exceptions to the above received.