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 …

New Video: Fall Beauty

We hope you enjoy this relaxing view of God’s artwork here within the walls of our monastery. With this as a prayer for you, we say, “Happy Thanksgiving” and beyond! From you devoted Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock, AR Credits for the music: “As Long as a Word Remains Unspoken” by Longzijin and “Somewhere Deep in the Sea” by …

Spring is in the Air

Recently there was a sunny day here in central Arkansas!  So in the brisk of the cool morning I grabbed the camera to capture the tender beginnings of the new life popping up in our cloister preau (a.k.a., courtyard). We have had lots and lots of spring rain, for which we are grateful, of course. But when the sky is …

Happy Thanksgiving

We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name.We cry aloud how marvelous you are,  as we call upon your name.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name. –Responsory, Liturgy of the Hours Hello, Cyber-Friends! We have missed you …

Fall: Are We There Yet?

Is Fall finally here? If you live in Arkansas or thereabouts you know what it is like to have to cover your Impatiens every afternoon to keep the hot sun from scorching them– even in October!–while “impatiently” awaiting a cool break in the weather. Our bright orange Cosmos are just about dried up, at least the ones planted early. Although …

Sunrise on My Retreat

One morning during our community retreat I was captured by the beauty of the sunrise and the fresh, deep blue sky. The scripture verse came to mind about the “first streaks of dawn” and the “morning star rising in your hearts” (1 Pt. 1:19). The song “Lord of All” rang through my head to praise and thank Him for what …

Jesus, Lord of the Storm

“Peace! Be still!” In Mark 4:39 it says, “… when Jesus rebuked the storm He said, “Peace! Be still!” We sisters are among thousands and thousands of people praying for our brothers and sisters in Houston and other areas effected by Hurricane Harvey.  Jesus, Lord of the Storm, please calm the storm now. Please join now in praying with us …

Updated Happenings Page

Just a reminder to look at the cute critter videos and photos we have over there on the Happenings page … Enjoy!