Contact

Mother Celine of the Eucharist, O.C.D.
Prioress
PO Box 57
Loretto, PA 15940-0057

814-472-8620
www.lorettocarmel.org
1927
Year Founded
9; 2 Novices; 3 Aspirants
Members
18-35
Age Range
Autonomous
Generalate

Dioceses

Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Mission

The intention of St. Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite's foundress, was that the sisters' lives should be entirely directed toward prayer and contemplation, that all observe the evangelical counsels, in a small sisterly community founded on solitude, prayer and strict poverty. The call to Carmel is a call to serve the Church through prayer and sacrifice. The sisters' charism is guided by St. Teresa and by St. John of the Cross. The essence of the Carmelite contemplative life is: living in the presence of God, in imitation of their most pure Mother Mary and the prophet Elijah. Carmel's motto is "With zeal, I have been zealous for the Lord God of Hosts."

Qualifications

Strong desire to live for God and to pray and sacrifice oneself for His Body the Church; good physical and mental health.

Formation

Aspirancy - One year; Postulancy - One year; Novitiate - Two years; Juniorate - Five years

Province

St. Joseph Association

Belated Vocations

No.