Carmelites of Our Lady of Grace
Our life is one of loving prayer, fed by liturgy, silence, solitude, challenging and joyful community support. We place our hearts in that of Mary, following in the footsteps of her Son toward deeper union with God for the life of the world. Carmelite motto: "I have been most zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts" (1 Kings 19:10). Elijah, the prophet, is the inspiration of our zeal and life.
Professed Members: 5
Year Founded: 1989
Diocese: San Angelo, TX
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense; drawn to pray in silence and solitude, and praise God in community.
Formation: Formation consists of postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and then solemn profession.
Age range/limit: 20-37
Belated vocations? Yes: Early 40s.