Discalced Carmelites of Terre Haute
We are consecrated women of the Teresian Carmel living in sisterly communion, holding the lamp of contemplation until we become a living flame of love. We are cloistered Carmelite nuns, called to live the Gospel and the charism of Saint Teresa through a hidden life of unceasing contemplative prayer in the service of the Church. Standing in the presence of the living God we adore and intercede for all, becoming channels of spiritual energy and a prophetic witness of hope to the world.
Professed Members: 13
Year Founded: 1947
Diocese: Indianapolis, IN
Federation: Washington Province/Queen of Carmel Association
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: At least a high school education. Good physical and mental health. Some working experience or involvement in the parish is desirable.
Formation: One year of postulancy, a period of transition from lay life to religious life. Two years of novitiate, followed by temporary vows taken for three years. The final year before solemn profession,the novice leaves the novitiate and is under the guidance of the prioress.
Age range/limit: 21-45
Belated vocations? No