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Carmelite Monastery of the Sacred Hearts - Traditional Carmelite Observance



The Carmelite Vocation

Consecrated to God, to His Work and to His Church
Contemplative
Cloistered
Apostolic

Chanting the Divine Office

PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
Daily Sacrifice of the Mass - Traditional Latin Mass
         (Servants of the Holy Family)
Chanting of the Divine Office
Mental prayer
Silence and recollection
Penance, reparation, and sacrifice
Spiritual counsel and direction

Chapel of Servants of the Holy Family (www.servi.org)
SPIRIT OF OUR CARMEL
Dedicated to the glory of God, the sanctification of the Sisters and the salvation of souls
Unswerving fidelity to the Tridentine Mass and Liturgy, i.e. the calendar of seasons and feasts, the Roman Breviary and Gregorian Chant
Zealous to assist Holy Mother Church in these days of great crisis and to participate in the work of the priesthood by prayer and sacrifice for souls
Fervent and tender devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph
Community bond based on one Faith, supernatural principles and fraternal charity

HISTORY
Founded in 1987 in Colorado Springs, Colorado by Carmelite Nuns
Purpose of the foundation was to preserve the authentic religious life as lived out in the original Rule and customs of Our Holy Mother, St. Teresa of Avila

OUR APOSTOLATE
Gift of oneself through the Liturgy and through communal, private and mental prayer
Prayer especially for priests, their sanctification and their fruitful work in the Church; assisting in priestly life
Providing for the needs of the Liturgy: care and maintenance of altar, sacred linens, vestments
Assisting souls in their spiritual life through the making and distribution of Catholic sacramentals
Manual work for the needs of the convent
Sewing Vestments

Spiritual Reading
WHAT IS A VOCATION?
An invitation from God to lead a life totally consecrated to Him
A call to divine union and to the striving after religious perfection
Persistent and at least periodic desire to give oneself generously to God and His Church

QUALIFICATIONS
18 to 30 years of age
Good health and sound judgment
Good character and high moral principles
Spirit of optimism and cheerfulness
Love of prayer and desire for divine union
Desire to commit oneself to Our Lord and His Church for the salvation of souls
Confident belief in Christís promise to sanctify and unite Himself intimately with all those who give themselves generously to Him

FORMATION
Postulancy:
6 months to 1 year, during which the candidate learns and experiences the cloistered Carmelite life
Novitiate:
1 year, beginning with the reception of the traditional Carmelite habit; continued training and formation in the spiritual life and Holy Rule of St. Teresa of Avila
Temporary Profession:
3 years under the religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience
Perpetual Profession:
Reception of the black veil...a bride of Christ forever!
Clothing Day



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