Vocation Profile - Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters

Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters

Sr. Clare Marie Nero O.Carm.
Vocation Director
417 W. 17th Street
Kearney, NE 68845


Professed members4 in US (85 worldwide)
Year founded1920
Generalate/motherhouseTrinidad, West Indies
Province/federationRegional; too small to be a Province

Grand Island, NE
Dominica, England, Guyana, Grenada, Liberia, St. Lucie, St. Vincent, Trinidad
Following the inspiration of Mother Mary Ellerker, who was called by God's love in the Blessed Sacrament to work for reunion of all people in Jesus, the sisters share a life of sacrifice, humility and prayer in the service of the Church, according to their Carmelite tradition of contemplation and apostolic action. The purpose of their Carmelite life is the holiness of its members by the observance of the simple vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, the spirit of the Rule of St. Albert and their Constitutions.
Good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health; some college level education and satisfactory work experience.
The aspirancy program is for discernment. Postulants spend from one to two years living in community with the Sisters and begin their spiritual training. Generally, the postulant remains in the region where she first enters and engages in the work of the community wherever possible, but a portion of this time may also be spent in the Motherhouse in Trinidad and Tobago. The Novitiate lasts for two years and is spent entirely at the Motherhouse in Trinidad and Tobago. The first year, which is the canonical year, is devoted to spiritual learning and novices do not engage in apostolic work. During the second year, novices once again assist in the work of the community. Education, experience and inclination are considered in assigning work for the prospective Sister, but she is encouraged to try different types of work to see where she is most suited. Junior profession lasts from three to five years, during which time the Sister renews her temporary vows on an annual basis. Also during this time, Sisters receive the vocational training or education they will require to perform their apostolic duties. Spiritual formation is ongoing.
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