An Easter Unlike Any Other

Happy Easter 2020! The Lord is risen from the grave, broken the chains of death, freed us from eternal punishment, and opened for us the way to eternal Life! Even though we are in the midst of a world-wide health pandemic, even though we may be isolated in our homes, not able to attend the Easter Triduum or other church …

Divine Mercy Sunday

Today is the Feast of Divine Mercy, or Divine Mercy Sunday! To celebrate we will share a page from the meditation booklet published and written by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. called “From Ashes to Mercy.” Many faithful Catholics around the world have been praying the Novena to Divine Mercy which ended yesterday, the seventh …

Happy Easter!

The Lord is risen! He is truly risen–Alleluia! Blessed and happy Easter from all the nuns! As a gift to you along with our prayers we have a pretty substantial slide show for you, a glimpse of the risen beauty and glory of our God–alive and raised to new life. The very first buds of the trees and flowers are …

Holy Thursday Inside the Cloister

Tonight at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday we begin the Paschal Triduum of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While most people are out working today at their respective jobs we, the nuns, are inside the monastery following the traditional customs of our monastic liturgical practices. As we keep silence throughout the day and pray the …

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. John of the Cross

Founder (with St. Teresa) of the Discalced Carmelites, Doctor of Mystic Theology Happy Feast Day! What , more do you want, 0 soul! And what else do you search for outside, when within yourself you possess your riches, delights, satisfactions, fullness, and kingdom -your Beloved whom you desire and seek? Be joyful and gladdened in your interior recollection with Him, …

Trinity Whom I Adore

On this memorial of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity we want to share her famous prayer to her “Blessed Three” entitled “Trinity Whom I Adore”. This dear Carmelite saint is known for her deep devotion to the indwelling Trinity, living here and now “heaven in faith.” Let us pray: Holy Trinity, Whom I Adore O My God, Trinity whom I …

Happy Feastday of St. Teresa of Jesus!

Today, October 15th, we celebrate with the whole Church and especially our Carmelite brothers and sisters, our Holy Mother and foundress St. Teresa of Jesus. Here in Little Rock, Arkansas our Carmel is named after this great saint. We only pray we may be true daughters of hers and live our vocation as she would desire, to be pleasing to …