Like our spiritual ancestors in the Teresian Carmelite tradition, our ideal of communal life is relatively small. Currently, our 16 sisters come from all parts of North America, from a variety of racial and ethnic groups, and from a wide spectrum of educational and occupational backgrounds.
The discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call.” —Pope Benedict XVI
Our founder gifted us with the contemplative and missionary spirit of Saint Thérèse. We are united daily in our Eucharistic celebration of Jesus Christ, alive and risen, in the people of God with whom we serve and in the priests and ministers for whom we pray. We seek to become what we are, members of Christ who channel our communal energy through our personal embrace of the baptismal vows extended to their fullest in poverty, chastity, and obedience. Our goal is to be prophetic witnesses in the biblical spirit of Elijah on Mount Carmel, to give birth to Christ in our daily human existence in the spirit of Mary of Nazareth, the first Christ-bearer in human history, to be contemplatives in the spirit of our great reformers Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and to spread the Gospel by building the kingdom of God on earth according to the “way” of Thérèse, the Little Flower.
We undertake a wide variety of ministries as long as they are within our capacity. Currently, our sisters serve others in educational programs on all levels, in the medical field, in parishes, in offices, as well as in the maintenance and domestic occupations which support communal living. Our two communal projects at present encompass providing creative programs for the education of young children of the working class in urban areas and providing services for marginalized people in rural areas.
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