Vocation Profile - Carmel of Cristo Rey

Carmel of Cristo Rey


Vocation Director
721 Parker Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

415-387-2640
vocations@cmcrnuns.org
www.cmcrnuns.org

International?No
Professed members17
Year founded1928
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAutonomous

(Arch)dioceses
San Francisco, CA
Mission
Living in the presence of God is the center of our cloistered Marian life. We are called to an apostolate of Prayer, Sacrifice, and Penance for all humanity, the intentions of Holy Church, and especially for Priests. Guided by the charism of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and St. John of the Cross, we seek Divine Intimacy and live a hidden life of solitude and silence blended with the joy of the Holy Spirit in community. We remain BILINGUAL (English/Spanish) in grateful recognition of our Spanish Teresian heritage and this Community's Foundresses who fled the religious persecution of the Mexican Cristero War (1927) and founded our new home in San Francisco (1928).
Daily Life: Holy Mass (Ordinary/Extraordinary), Full Liturgy of the Hours, Communal Rosary, and Spiritual Reading. Also Benediction, Eucharistic Adoration, FULL TRADITIONAL HABIT and Papal Enclosure.
Qualifications
Sound mental and physical health; United States Citizenship, conversational English OR Spanish and a commitment to become bilingual.
Formation
Formation consists of Postulancy (6 months to 1-1/2 years), novitiate including Temporary Profession (up to 9 years) and then Solemn Profession for life.
Age range/limit
20-40
Belated vocations?
Yes: Rare age exceptions for Transfers considered on an individual basis.

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