Vocations

For Greater Things You Were Born

Your heart was made for love.

Vocation. God calls you to love. He draws your heart to Love, to Himself. He desires you to be fully alive, and in a word, to be a saint. How has the Lord shaped your heart to love?

“[Each precious soul] is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to Himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for…” (CCC #27)

“In the heart of the Church, my Mother, I will be love”

– St. Therese of Lisieux

Has God made your heart for religious life?

“It is [The Holy Spirit] who shapes and molds the hearts of those who are called, configuring them to Christ, the chaste, poor and obedient One, and prompting them to make his mission their own.”

– Vita Consecrata 19

Meet Our Family

We exist to stand in the Presence of the Living God, and with Mary, to make known to the world the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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My Journey to Carmel

What Drew You?

Vocation Stories

An Invitation to Carmel

An Invitation to Carmel

An Invitation to Carmel

An Invitation to Carmel

Carmelite Spirituality

At the heart of Carmelite spirituality is intimate friendship with Christ. Moved by a deep desire for union with God, a Carmelite’s interior prayer flourishes into a life that is contemplative, prophetic and apostolic.

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Our Charism

To stand in the presence of the living God, and with Mary, to make known to the world the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Our Formation Process

Formation is a process transformation as each sisters discovers her authentic self as she encounters our real and living God.

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Our Religious Family

How do we live community life?

Joyful: Delighting in life as it is
Authentic: Possessing and expressing our real selves
Totally-Given: Trusting in Divine Providence
Family-Spirit: Sister among Sisters giving and receiving love

Our Service in the Church

From our own life of prayer that flows into our service of the whole person, we accompany others throughout all stages of life through education, retreats, and healthcare in their experience and encounter of the personal love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Our Foundress

In the face of darkness, our Mother Foundress unleashed hope in a time intense religious persecution. Learn more about her life, heroic virtue, and path to sainthood.

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Rhythm of Life

Open wide the doors to your heart.

You are not alone in this journey of discernment. Discernment is a process of discovering the Lord’s calling for YOU in the innermost part of your heart. This process usually entails prayer and reflection, trusting in the Lord, and making a choice to move in a certain direction with bold faith. The key is an open and trusting heart, to perceive where the Lord is calling you. Three things are necessary to hear His call: inner quiet, inner freedom, and inner strength.

The Sisters are here to accompany you on this journey, especially through prayer. Below are some resources to help you on this journey.

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“Asking such questions also means searching for Someone who can neither deceive nor be deceived, and who therefore can offer a certainty so solid that we can live for it and, if need be, even die for it. Dear young people, the happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: It is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist. Only He gives the fullness of life…”

– Pope Benedict XVI

Prayer can truly change your life. Directing our mind and heart to the Lord and setting aside some quality time with Jesus in prayer and reflection is crucial to hearing and perceiving where He may be calling you. Have you asked Him, “Lord, what do you desire of me?”

Tips on cultivating a heart to hear his call:

  • Make time for daily silent prayer
  • Visit the Blessed Sacrament and spend time in Adoration
  • Go often to the Sacraments, especially Mass and Confession
  • Pray with the Scriptures (the Gospels manifest the Heart of God)
  • Seek a Spiritual Director

“What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ, and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And without the love of Jesus, everything else is useless.”


–Pope Saint John Paul II

Discernment is a meeting point of prayer and action. This is where we can be ready and open for the Holy Spirit to inspire and move us in a certain direction. We can pray, “Lord, grant me the wisdom to know Your will and the courage to pursue it.”

At times, it doesn’t have to be big steps – small, faithful steps towards His Will, He takes us by the hand and leads us. Other times, the Holy Spirit will supply the grace for us to make a bigger jump, and rest assured He’ll be there waiting with open arms.

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“Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality, or joy. On the contrary you will become what the Father had in mind when He created you, and you will be faithful to your deepest self.”

– Pope Francis

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“O my God, walk with me along the next stretch of road. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes, a new prospect will open before me and I shall meet it with peace.”
– St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, O.C.D.