Post Retreat Examen

Whenever people join us for retreat, we like to send them off with our Blessing Song. The Blessing Song is composed of two parts: the first part are words taken from the oldest blessing in the Bible found in the book of Numbers, and the second part comes from words of our Mother Luisita to our sisters during the Mexican persecution. May our good Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones!

We are so grateful to God for allowing us the ability to provide this Virtual Discernment Retreat. You have been and will continue to be very much in our prayers! If you would like to follow-up with Sister Maria Goretti, our vocation directress, she would love to talk with you! You can email her at joyofcarmel@outlook.com or call her at 626-557-5816.

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We enjoyed getting to know you and share about our beloved community this weekend. No matter where the Lord leads you, know that “We Will Cheer You On!” Be assured of our prayers! Love, Your Carmelite Sisters!

Post Retreat Resources

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Interested in Exploring More?

Visit the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious’s website to explore and find other vocation discernment resources.

Suggested Spiritual Reading List
Discerning Religious Life by Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR

Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

Examen Prayer by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

Thirsting For Prayer by Fr. Jacques Phillippe

Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe

Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Phillippe

Time For God by Fr. Jacques Phillippe

In the School of the Holy Spirit by Fr. Jacques Phillippe

The Way of Trust and Love by Fr. Jacques Phillippe

Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us by Wilfrid Stinissen

Vita Consecrata – Apostolic Letter by Pope John Paul II

And You Are Christ’s by Fr. Thomas Dubay, SM

Awakening Love by Fr. Gregory Cleveland, OMV

The Impact of God by Ian Matthew

Fire Within by Fr. Thomas Dubay, SM

Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila: Autobiography, The Way of Perfection, Interior Castle 

The Story of A Soul by St. Therese

Elizabeth of the Trinity: A Life of Praise to God by Sr. Giovanna Della Croce

Elizabeth of the Trinity: The Complete Works, Vol I – ICS Publications

The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections by Fr. Marc Foley

Edith Stein: A Biography by Waltrud Herbstrith

The Vocation and Dignity of Woman by St. John Paul II

Edith Stein’s Collected Works: Essays on Woman – ICS Publications

The Privilege of Being A Woman by Alice von Hildebrand

In The Face of Darkness by Sister Timothy Marie, OCD – Sophia Press

Upon This Mountain by Sister Mary McCormick, OCD

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