Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sisters of Carmel

Carmelite Sisters chanting the Solemn Salve Regina

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"The Carmelite nuns withdraw completely from the world and dedicate themselves entirely to a life of prayer and penance. But their sacrifices and their prayers reach out to the world they have left behind. They have not fled the world because they did not enjoy the life they had there. They love the world—they love life—and they have found it in all its richness and beauty...by giving themselves to God."

www.sistersofcarmel.com

7 comments:

Belinda said...

Vince these photos are beautiful, just beautiful! I will share them with our 15 year old daughter who want's to be a nun. Thank you for sharing my family.

Vincenzo said...

"I will share them with our 15 year old daughter who want's to be a nun."

Cool!
The sisters make custom rosaries too (how I discovered their site):

http://www.sistersofcarmel.com/rosarymenu.php

Anonymous said...

Oh, Vincenzo, these pictures are beautiful! I'm still discerning becoming a third-order Carmelite (you have to go to classes for at least a year before they let you consider the Carmelites--then another seven years before you become a third-order Carmelite). I've been discerning for only about seven months. I'm surprised they are still letting me go, I keep waiting for them to say, "Tara, what are you thinking--go home." But so far, they let me keep coming back.

Vincenzo said...

That's awesome Tara. Yes aren't they so beautiful?

"But so far, they let me keep coming back."

I'm not surprised!

Adrienne said...

V - Those pictures are beautiful. Thank you so much for posting them. We can all use some beauty in our lives about now...

Elizabeth said...

Dear everyone, with regret I have to tell you that the "Sisters of Carmel" of Colorado Springs are not Carmelite nuns, however much they may look like Carmelite nuns and live an austere enclosed life. They, along with a male order of priests called "Servants of the Holy Family," reject Vatican II and they are in schism from their local Bishop and from the Pope. You can read more here: http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=177728 . These women, doubtless sincere Christians who doubtless love the Teresian Carmelite way, need our prayers.

Firefly said...

They are just beautiful. I love their rosaries...their simplicity of life...their love for God.
Believe it or not I have been there. I entered this monastery to see if I had a vocation. The thing that sticks with me the most about it is the charity I experienced there...I was like "This is what a family is suppose to be like" I can't even really describe it in words.
It turned out not to be my vocation, but part of me will always be there.