Discalced Carmelites of the Most Holy Trinity
The call to Carmel is a call to an extraordinary way of life... a sublime vocation, but it is offered to ordinary modern young Catholic women no different from yourselves. This call is a personal invitation from God Himself to a life of intimacy with Him through the complete gift of oneself.
Today’s world needs prayer. We pray especially for priests, for the missions, for the poor, the unemployed, the sick and suffering, the hungry; for all those who call or write us continually with their special needs and intentions. Our morning Mass and the seven times each day when we gather in Choir to chant the Liturgy of the Hours, the official prayer of the Church, consisting of the psalms and readings from Scripture, are all a part of the Carmelite’s offering of praise to the Lord and inter-cession for His people. But the real heart of our life is contemplative prayer, the silent, loving person-to-Person relationship with Jesus Christ which makes of the one who prays herself an offering... a living prayer, that draws all that she is and does into Jesus’ saving work in a powerful and mysterious way. The life of Carmel is modeled on the life of Mary at Nazareth ~ the quiet, hidden, worshipful service of God and His Will in intimate union with Jesus, carrying out her unique role in the history of salvation.
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Year Founded: 1984
Diocese: Fort Worth, TX
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: 1. A desire to dedicate oneself totally to the love and service of God and His Church, through the following of Christ in a life of prayer and contemplation, of sacrifice, and striving for true holiness. 2. An attraction to a life of prayer and Gospel living in community. 3. A spirit of generosity. “A Carmelite has the deep love that leads her to give herself completely and has the will to become wholly detached.” (Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.). 4. Education - High School (business training and experience are helpful). 5. Normal physical health. 6. Those who wish to join should have the necessary aptitude for community life and for chanting the Liturgy of the Hours.
Formation: Postulancy — approximately 1 to 1 1/2 years, Novitiate — 2 years, Temporary vows — 3 to 6 years, Solemn perpetual vows.
Age range/limit: 18-35
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