Vocation Profile - Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (Canadian Province)
Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (Canadian Province)
Gary, IN; Grand Rapids, MI; Jefferson City, MO; Milwaukee, WI; Owensboro, KY; Saint Louis, MO; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA
Austria, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Russia, United States of America and Venezuela
The charism of Carmel consists essentially and above all in the following and continuing of the praying Christ in a Marian attitude. Our community follows St. Teresa of Jesus by striving for union with God through a life in which prayer - especially contemplative prayer - as apostolic service in the Church, holds first place, and is the source of our life and activity. The charism of our foundress, St. Teresa of Avila, was to put the contemplative spirit of Carmel into the active service of the direct apostolate. This union of prayer and service is our life and our mission, the explicit will of our foundress that our apostolate should be carried out in harmony with community life and religious discipline. Therefore we exercise our apostolic works of the missionary apostolate, the Christian upbringing of children and youth, and the care of the aged in houses that are directed by our congregations in Europe, the United States, Canada, Central America, South America and Africa.
Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense.
Formation consists of postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and then permanent profession.