His Power

His Power

Postulancy is the first stage of religious life and no matter how old one is, or how much life experience one has, this initial introduction to life in the convent has a way of dismantling any existing illusions of self-sufficiency.  Religious life is a supernatural...
What is Formation?

What is Formation?

When a young woman is considering the possibility of entering Religious Life, one of the greatest fears that her parents confront is that their daughter will lose her most unique and beautiful and precious traits. They may wonder, “Will the Nuns brainwash my daughter?...
Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

By: Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.When you come to the edgeof all the light you know,and are about to step offinto the darkness of the unknown,faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand onor you will be taught how to fly....
One Day Closer…Formation is a Lifelong Journey

One Day Closer…Formation is a Lifelong Journey

It takes approximately 3 to 4 years of formation, learning and in some cases, I dare say, (unlearning) as a candidate, postulant, and novice in our community to become a Carmelite Sister. It seems like a lifetime of waiting before one is finally approved to pronounce...