Lent Beginnings

Let us together begin Lent this year in the Carmelite tradition. Our guide will be St. Teresa of Jesus, the Reformer of the Discalced Carmelite Order, and mystical doctor of the Church. She will lead us into the dwelling places of our soul where the King of Kings lives in the deepest center. We will be nourished by the holy …

Christmas Novena 2020

Please join us for the next nine days in our Christmas Novena, from December 16th through the 24th. We are praying for your intentions and for the great needs of our time during our daily liturgy, common prayer and personal prayer. May our Mother and St. Joseph show us how to best prepare our lives to receive the newborn Savior-King …

Winter Bulletin 2020

If you haven’t received it in the mail yet and you’re on our mailing list, you should be getting our Winter Bulletin for this year very soon. If you would like to be put on our quarterly mailing you can send your name and address to prayer@littlerockcarmel.org or to lrcarmel@comcast.net. Otherwise, you can see it or download it here: All …

Holy Saturday 2020

Today is a strange day. We don’t know how we should pray today. In our Carmel and in other religious houses when we go to pray in the choir (the nuns’ private chapel) we are immediately reminded that today is different than any other day of the year because the tabernacle is empty. There is no sacramental Presence of Jesus …

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 …

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 …

Mass Times Update

Please see updates for public Masses in the monastery Chapel for April and May and Paschal Triduum 2019. We hope you will celebrate with us!

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 …

Mass Schedule Updates 2019

Hello, all! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and very blessed beginning of 2019! Please check out some new dates on our Mass Times page under the Prayer tab. We are also inviting all the Religious men and women of our diocese to a special Mass being held in our chapel on Saturday, February 2nd: God bless you and …