Discalced Carmelites of Covington


The vocation of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns is a gift of the Spirit. Through it, they are called to a hidden union with God in friendship with Christ, in familiarity with the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in an existence in which prayer and immolation blend into a great love for the Church. Their commitment to continuous prayer is sustained by faith, by hope, and above all, by divine charity.

-from their website


Mother Prioress
Discalced Carmelite Monastery
73530 River Road
Covington, LA 70435 




Professed Members: Contact for more information
Year Founded: 1995
Diocese: New Orleans, LA
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: Sincere desire for a life of prayer in service to the Church, aptitude for both solitude and community life, good physical and psychological health.
Formation: The period of initial formation allows a candidate to experience the lived reality of Carmel in preparation for the total consecration of her life to God at Solemn Vows. Initial formation lasts about 6 years, during which both the candidate and the community discern and cooperate with the work of the Holy Spirit.
Age range/limit: 18-35
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