Discalced Carmelites of St. Theresa
The Carmel of St. Teresa is a contemplative monastery of consecrated women of the Discalced Carmelite Order. The vocation of a Carmelite Nun is a call to a "hidden union with God" in friendship with Christ and in familiarity with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Their charism is guided by their foundress, St. Teresa of Avila, and by St. John of the Cross. The sisters live together in a lifestyle which is that of a small family, and help one another toward sanctity. It is a life where joys and sorrows are shared and the members are committed to one another as sisters for their entire lives. The Eucharist is at the heart of the community life. The Eucharistic banquet is a sign of unity and bond of charity.
Professed Members: 14
Year Founded: 1913
Archdiocese: Los Angeles, CA
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense.
Formation: Formation consists of postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and then solemn profession.
Age range/limit: 20-35
Belated vocations? No