Online Lenten Retreat 2020

Well, dear Catholics (and others observing the season of Lent), have you thought about your lenten practices yet? It’s coming very soon (Wednesday, February 26th, next week!). We’d like to recommend the online retreat put out by our Discalced Carmelite Friars in Austria and in France. Each retreat they offer highlights a Carmelite saint within the specified liturgical season (Advent, …

Recent Outdoor Projects

You may remember a couple of projects mentioned in a recent post and in our last bulletin. Some friends of the nuns have helped to reconstruct the ponds in our acreage. This has been going on for some time and we’re happy to report the work is complete! God provided some good rain to fill the pond over half way, …

Sr. Jean of the Holy Spirit

Our dear Sr. Jean of the Holy Spirit died last night, January 19, 2020 at around 10:30 p.m. May the Holy Spirit sent upon Jesus at his baptism in the form of a dove swoop up Sr. Jean and carry her on His wings to the heights of heaven! Sr. Jean had been very weak since January 10th when she …

Christmas Novena

Please join us in our annual Christmas Novena from December 17th to the 25th as a way to prepare better for God’s coming among us and into our very selves. Pray for yourself and for others. You can send us your petitions at prayer@littlerockcarmel.org or through postal mail. See below for the Novena prayers. The daily Masses during the Novena …

Basketball, Birds and Backhoes

We’re finally trying to catch up on our blog posts … sorry it’s been sparse around here lately! Nevertheless, we hope you will enjoy these new videos. We are working on a new “Videos” page for this website, so stay tuned! For a look at all our videos you can go to our YouTube channel here. A very kind, but …

Online Advent Retreat

We would like to share a link to an online Advent Retreat hosted by the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Paris, France. Each Advent and Lent they graciously offer this free material to the public. The Retreat is given from the Carmelite perspective and often highlights a Carmelite saint. Last year at Lent was St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith …

Why Advent?

Advent season is upon us! What makes these few weeks of the year the favorite liturgical season for so many Catholics? The Carmelite nuns would like to share what it means to them. Daily Liturgical Readings I love the scriptural texts used for daily mass, particularly from Isaiah and the prophets of the old Testament. They are rich in meaning …

Meet Our Postulant Marisa

We are happy to introduce to you another new member of our community! Marisa Joly Butler entered our Carmel as a postulant on September 12, 2019. We are so happy to have her here, joining Lynne Purkey in the Novitiate (who joined in mid-July). Welcome to the garden of Carmel, Marisa! Marisa’s Vocation Journey “… her inheritance, …” “By faith …

Novena to St. Teresa of Jesus

So sorry we’re late getting the Novena prayer posted for St. Teresa of Jesus. You can still join us in praying daily through October 15th, her feast day. We have been praying for all of those who sent in petitions starting with St. Therese’s Novena. God bless you and may St. Teresa, our holy foundress and patroness of our monastery …

Novena to St. Therese

Today, September 23, 2019 we begin our annual Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus with the final day on her feast day October 1st. It isn’t too late to add your petitions if you have not yet sent them to us. Send them to prayer@littlerockcarmel.org and we will give them to our little Sister St. Therese for you, …