Holy Week 2019

Dear Friends, The culmination of 40 days of Lenten preparation is upon us. We enter in to the holiest week of the year in our Christian Faith. Holy Week begins Palm Sunday and ends Easter Sunday. How ready am I? Maybe my Lenten fast and resolutions have fallen short of my expectations and plans. Isn’t that usually the case? Even …

Solemnity of St. Joseph

March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Carmelite Nuns wish you a very blessed Feast Day! We hope our great saint has answered your prayers, and gained for you from his divine Son many, many graces. We have an old treasure to share with you. Some of you may have known our …

St. Joseph Novena 2019

March 11th we begin our annual Novena to St. Joseph (ending March 19th) for all the intentions sent in to us and for our families, friends and benefactors. St. Teresa, our Holy Mother in Carmel, had such a great devotion to St. Joseph that she named her first foundation after him. She placed him to guard the back door of …

Lenten Retreat with Edith Stein

Yes, you can participate in a Lenten retreat even without leaving your home. Of course you know that by now, with modern technology and the internet. We want to pass along to you a retreat offer we received from the Carmelite Friars of Paris and Austria. It is called “Paschal Journey with Edith Stein, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.” …

Ash Wednesday

The great Lent has begun today with Ash Wednesday. Many Christians received the mark of the cross on their foreheads today at Mass or another church service–a reminder of our frail humanity that will one day return to the dust of the earth from which it came. This reminder invites us to return to the Lord “with our whole heart …

A Carmelite Response to the Sexual Abuse Crisis

We would like to share a link with you that puts into perspective the current sexual abuse crisis in our Church today. We are grateful to “Elijah’s Breeze” for helping us see through the eyes of the holy doctors and saints of Carmel, especially our Holy Mother St. Teresa. May they give us the courage we Catholics need to continue …

Spring Bulletin

Our Spring Bulletin 2019 should have arrived in your post mail by now, if you are on our mailing list. You can also see it here: Spring Bulletin 2019. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive our quarterly Bulletin in the mail, please send us your mailing address at lrcarmel@comcast.net. We will also be …

Rain and More Rain

The sound of pitter patter is so peaceful, and can inspire us to prayer and meditation. And the sound of rushing rain can make us stand in awe and wonder at the greatness of our God. Perhaps now or later when you have time, you can take a moment to listen to the sound and lift your mind and heart …

Building a New Dock

Give success to the work of our hands, O Lord! As a gift for her solemn profession last November Sr. Anu Maria’s parents donated money for she and Sr. Lucia to build a new little dock at our pond. The results are very impressive! Sr. Anu Maria has been learning the carpentry trade from Sr. Lucia who has become pretty …

Visit our YouTube Channel

Hello, all! In case you didn’t know, we have a YouTube channel. In working with the website you learn all different kinds of things, and one of them is if you want to put one of your own videos on your blog, or elsewhere on the website, you pretty much have to first put it on YouTube or some other …