Fall Bulletin & Novenas

Even though Fall weather hasn’t come to Arkansas yet our Fall Carmelite Bulletin is out both in the mail and on our Happenings Page. We hope you enjoy it! There you’ll find a little news about the summer months here in our Carmel and a nice Novena reflection on our up-coming saints Therese of Lisieux…

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Exultation of the Cross

On September 14th, the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross, we join all other Carmelites and some other monastic orders in the traditional Fast Season, which lasts until Easter. It is a special time of renewal and re-focusing in our spiritual life and in our observance of the Rule and Constitutions. As for actual fasting…

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We Got New Puppies!

Recently the excitement around here–besides Easter, of course!–has been getting to know and love our new future watch dog puppies! Gracie and Paolo Hats off (NOT LITERALLY) to Gracie and Paolo who have done a great job all these years, but they are ready to retire and enjoy their last years leisurely resting by the…

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Holy Week & Mass Schedule

Our Holy Week Mass schedule will begin Sunday, March 28, 2021 with Palm/Passion Sunday Mass at our regular time of 7:30 a.m. in our Monastery Chapel here in Little Rock. We are blessed to be able to celebrate publicly this year. Last year (2020) at this time the pandemic had just come upon us and…

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Remembering Snowstorm 2021

February was unusual for us due to Snowstorm Uri. Arkansas and many other southern states have not seen the likes of this snowfall since … well, a century ago! Now that Spring is around the corner we in Arkansas can truly say, “what a winter we had this year!” Let’s recall the excitement and beauty of the…

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Snow Bowl 2021!

The time finally arrived when the sisters could have a re-match since the last Snow Bowl Competition back in 2015. That was the last time there was enough snow for “the games.” We didn’t actually make that blog post until 2018, the year of the Winter Olympics, which added to the excitement! But this year had its…

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Spring Bulletin and Snow Storms

What do Spring and Snow have in common? Usually, not much. But in our latest Spring Bulletin you will see happy nuns playing in snow that came to central Arkansas the week of Ash Wednesday, 2021! Our Spring Bulletin is available now on the “Happenings” page if you do not receive it by mail. Due to the…

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St. Joseph Novena 2021

Please join us very soon, March 11th through March 19th, in our Novena to St. Joseph. You may send us your prayer intentions at prayer@littlerockcarmel.org or by post mail. We look forward to celebrating his feast day this year more than usual, since our Holy Father Pope Francis has declared 2021 as the Year of Saint Joseph! All…

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Lent Beginnings

Carmel of St. Teresa of Jesus

Let us together begin Lent this year in the Carmelite tradition. Our guide will be St. Teresa of Jesus, the Reformer of the Discalced Carmelite Order, and mystical doctor of the Church. She will lead us into the dwelling places of our soul where the King of Kings lives in the deepest center. We will…

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1st Week of Lent 2021

Please take a look at the online Retreat put together by the the Discalced Carmelite Friars of Paris and Austria, in collaboration with ICS publications. The retreat texts were written by Fr. Guillaume Dehorter ocd, (Avon convent) and a Carmelite team from the Paris province: Fr. Jean-Alexandre, ocd (Avon convent), the Carmelite nuns of Saint-Maur (Lons-le-Saunier),…

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