Retired Religious Still Going Strong

Retired Religious Still Going Strong

By: Maryann Gogniat EidemillerExcerpt from OSV Newsweekly  No one is officially retired at the retirement center of Colombiere Jesuit Community in Clarkston, Michigan.“There’s no vacation from the vocation,” said Jesuit Father Edward Ifkovits, the rector’s assistant...
Evangelical to Anglican to Catholic…to Carmelite?  Seeking Truth.

Evangelical to Anglican to Catholic…to Carmelite? Seeking Truth.

Leah DesGeorges has spent the last year praying and working with us as one of our Candidates.  The purpose of the candidacy is two-fold: to provide a time of serious discernment regarding a possible vocation to our community and to provide the applicant with a deeper...
80 Years in the Hands of God

80 Years in the Hands of God

By Sister Mary Jeanne, OCDIn 1924, just a few years before she had to leave her beloved Mexico in disguise as a refugee from religious persecution, Mother Luisita, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, prepared a young girl...
A Sincere Gift of Self

A Sincere Gift of Self

Reflection by Sister Gianna, OCD “Man can only find himself in a sincere gift of self.” This phrase from Gaudium et Spes, a document from the Second Vatican Council, carried me to Carmel, carried me to my profession day on July 16th, 2013. They help me to keep ever in...
Why, Sister, Why?

Why, Sister, Why?

Such a puzzled look I see on people’s faces sometimes. They just don’t get it. I do understand that the vocation of being a Catholic consecrated religious woman with vows is “out-of-the-box” for many people. They have some recollection of The Sound of Music or some...