Discalced Carmelites of the Holy Face of Jesus

The life of a Carmelite remains simple in its beauty and joy. It is a life of poverty, chastity and obedience, humility, silence, and solitude -- a life of union with God through prayer and sacrifice for the needs of the Church and the world. “This is why the Church has shown such special care in safeguarding Nuns’ withdrawal from the world and the enclosure of their convents.” (Statute on Enclosure) Even though the enclosure embraced by the Carmelite may seem radical in requiring such separation from her family, friends and material things, it brings down upon them and the world graces and blessings from her Divine Spouse which could never have been obtained for them otherwise. Her life is a constant witness to them and to the world of the reality of the Eternal life we were all created to enjoy. “The Second Vatican Council did not hesitate to affirm ‘that communities which are totally dedicated to contemplation...no matter how urgent may be the needs of the active apostolate, will always have a distinguished role to play and that ‘their withdrawal from the world and the practices of their contemplative life should be maintained with the greatest reverence.’ “ (Statute on Enclosure, Perfectae Caritatis)

-from their website


Carmelite Monastery
Discalced Carmelite Nuns
2051 91st Street SE
Hague, ND 58542



Professed Members: Contact for more information
Year Founded: 2014
Diocese: Bismarck, ND
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: Single women (never married) between the ages of 18-30, good physical and mental health. Must possess a happy disposition, a good sense of humor, a spirit of docility and childlike openness with superiors and ability to live in Community.
Formation: Contact for more information
Age range/limit: 18-30
Belated vocations? Contact for more information