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 we could not have public …

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 week of February …

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 own flavor and …

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 snow storm last …

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 through this …

Lent Beginnings

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 be nourished by the holy …

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), along with Marie-Noëlle, Raphaëlle, …

Website Work

… in progress! Dear friends,We’re sorry we have not posted updates for quite some time. We are currently in process of updating our website through a new platform/page builder to make it more user-friendly for the nuns who are not professional web developers! We are getting help from a company who hosts our domain. This can take some time and …

Ash Wednesday 2021

Blessed Ash Wednesday to all! Ash Wednesday may be different this year if you don’t receive blessed ashes on your forehead due to the pandemic restrictions, but that doesn’t change the meaning of this day in any regard. Rather we still begin the season of Lent by humbling ourselves, turning away from sin, and turning more to God in a …

Christmas Novena 2020

Please join us for the next nine days in our Christmas Novena, from December 16th through the 24th. We are praying for your intentions and for the great needs of our time during our daily liturgy, common prayer and personal prayer. May our Mother and St. Joseph show us how to best prepare our lives to receive the newborn Savior-King …