We belong to the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount
Carmel, and her presence pervades our monastery and stamps our life
with a distinctly Marian character! Our Carmelite family, in
keeping with the example given us by St. Teresa, also lovingly
honors St. Joseph.
Holding everything in common, we challenge ourselves to radical self-denial—to right relationship with one another and all creation.
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St. Teresa referred to the Carmelite community as “the little college of Christ.” Sisters in the community come from broad and varied backgrounds, each bringing their unique gifts and talents… each discovering new gifts and talents in Carmel.
St. Teresa’s ideal, that we live our vocation in an atmosphere
that strikes a balance between solitude on the one hand and
community life on the other remains our daily striving and
challenge. We believe that within our acts of sisterly
kindness and the little ordinary things we do each day is hidden the
grace and potential for personal and world transformation.
We have a special focus in our prayer for the Church, for priests and for the missions.
We invite you to explore our site, and learn more about our life, our community, and our history.