Vocation Profile - Carmel of St. Theresa

Carmel of St. Theresa

Sr. Teresita Nguyen O.C.D.
Vocation Director
215 E Alhambra Rd
Alhambra, CA 91801

626-282-2387
vocations@carmelteresa.org
www.carmelteresa.org

International?No
Professed members14
Year founded1913
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAutonomous

(Arch)dioceses
Los Angeles, CA
Mission
The Carmel of St. Teresa is a contemplative monastery of consecrated women of the Discalced Carmelite Order. The vocation of a Carmelite Nun is a call to a "hidden union with God" in friendship with Christ and in familiarity with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Their charism is guided by their foundress, St. Teresa of Avila, and by St. John of the Cross. The sisters live together in a lifestyle which is that of a small family, and help one another toward sanctity. It is a life where joys and sorrows are shared and the members are committed to one another as sisters for their entire lives. The Eucharist is at the heart of the community life. The Eucharistic banquet is a sign of unity and bond of charity.
Qualifications
Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense.
Formation
Formation consists of postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and then solemn profession.
Age range/limit
20-35
Belated vocations?
No

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