Discalced Carmelites of Armstrong

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We are cloistered contemplative nuns of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, an Order rich in its heritage of saints among whom we find three Doctors of the Church: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux, the “Little Flower”. This Order follows the Primitive Rule of the ancient monks of Mount Carmel in Palestine, with its eremitical spirit of silence and solitude.

-from their website


Rev. Mother Prioress
Carmel of St Joseph Monastery
4815 Salmon River Road,
Armstrong,  B.C. V0E 1B4



Professed Members: 5
Year Founded: 1991
Diocese: Kamloops, British Columbia
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: The presence of a Carmelite vocation and call to a life of prayer, a joyous spirit of generosity and love that leads a person to the total gift of self, good moral, physical and psychological health, some college study or sufficient work experience for the sake of greater maturity, interest and ability to grow within the context of an enclosed life, freedom from obligations to others (debts, dependents, etc…).
Formation: The formation period consists of three main stages: postulancy for one year, novitiate for two years, and temporary profession for five years. The length of these stages varies somewhat from monastery to monastery. Before postulancy there is a live-in experience with us, not longer than three months.
Age range/limit: Age limit is determined by the above qualifications.
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