Dear Quarantined Catholics

Our dear friends of Carmel, and all our fellow quarantined Catholics,This is the first Sunday without attending Mass. For so many, it has been years and years you have not been at Mass on a Sunday. Please know we are united in prayer with all of you at this difficult time! There is an abundant amount of online resources out …

Suspension of Public Mass

To all who frequent our chapel for daily and Sunday Mass, we share the sad news that no Masses will be celebrated until further notice starting this Monday, March 16, 2020 due to COVID-19. We will have Sunday Mass in the morning at 7:30 a.m., as usual, but that will be the last Mass until, at least, Easter Sunday. We …

Fasting and Ashes

Today is the first day of Lent, February 26, 2020. This is the time we Christians take the Hand of our dear Jesus as He ventures off into the desert, to fast, pray, and fight temptations from the evil one, the flesh and worldly allurements. The prayer we say in the Liturgy of the Hours sums up the meaning of …

St. Joseph Novena 2020

Our Novena to St. Joseph begins very soon, on March 11th. Please join us with the prayers below as we daily ask the earthly father of Jesus to bring our needs to his Son. You can send us your petitions via email if you would like: prayer@littlerockcarmel.org. Litany of St. Joseph Lord, have mercy on us.Christ have mercy on us.Lord, …

Lent: Farewell to Alleluia

To our dear friends, Alas … the beginning of Lent. Blessed Ash Wednesday to you! To start this solemn season we would like to share with you another custom of our Carmel called “Goodbye to Alleluia”.  We hope you enjoy it. We have simply copied the ceremony below as we use it each year. Our sincere hope and prayer is …

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 …