Vocation Profile - Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of Our Lady of Grace

Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of Our Lady of Grace

Sr. Mary Grace O.Carm.
Vocation Contact
6202 County Road 339
Christoval, TX 76935

325-853-1722
desertcarmel@carmelnet.org
carmelnet.org/christoval/christoval.htm

International?Yes
Professed members5
Year founded1989
Generalate/motherhouseCarmel of Mary, Wahpeton, ND
Province/federationBeginning foundation

(Arch)dioceses
San Angelo, TX
Mission
Our life is one of loving prayer, fed by liturgy, silence, solitude, challenging and joyful community support. We place our hearts in that of Mary, following in the footsteps of her Son toward deeper union with God for the life of the world. Carmelite motto: "I have been most zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts" (1 Kings 19:10). Elijah, the prophet, is the inspiration of our zeal and life.
Qualifications
Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense; drawn to pray in silence and solitude, and praise God in community.
Formation
Formation consists of postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and then solemn profession.
Age range/limit
20-37
Belated vocations?
Yes: Early 40s.

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