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, …

Meet our Postulant Lynne

It is with great joy we introduce to you our new postulant, Lynne, who has been here since mid-July. She is been a blessing to our community in many ways. We are grateful to God for sending her to join us in our life of sacrifice and prayer. Thanks to all who have prayed for new vocations to our Carmel …

Obituary

Sister Mary Alice of the Blessed Sacrament, OCD After 82 years in the vineyard of our Lord, Sr. Mary Alice Grace entered into eternal life on August 14, 2019.  Hers was truly a “Eucharistic vocation” drawn by our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at an early age.  She was born on July 26, 1920 to Eugene and Eleanor (Albright) Grace, …

Rest in Peace, Sr. Mary Alice

Once again we are sad, yet happy, to see one of our sisters leave this world for the next. Sr. Mary Alice of the Blessed Sacrament died just before dawn on Wedsday, August 14th, the eve of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven. The day she longed for finally has come. May she rest in joy and peace. Funeral …

Sr. Ann, Rest in Peace

With sad and joyful hearts we say goodbye to our dear Sr. Ann (Weidemer) of the Mother of God who died on Monday, July 22nd, 2019. Sister lived a long, full life in Carmel, and will be truly missed. If any of you knew her, you know how amazing she was. Please pray for her soul and join us, if …