Our Mission (See News below)
The Carmelite Contemplative lives a life of prayer in silence, solitude and penance as an apostolate. For this reason the Carmelite solitary deeply convinced of the special function of the solitary life, which is apostolic and contemplative, desires the eremitical life as a way of life that is able to contribute significantly to achieving the contemplative aspect of the Carmelite charism.
The contemplative encounter with God, to which the life of the solitary or nun leads, while emphasizing this fundamental aspect of contemplation in our Carmelite life, at the same time, involves the solitary in the apostolate of prayer and life of penance and self-sacrifice for the Church, priests and all the people of God.
The solitude of the eremitical life leads the solitary to a communion in the heart of the Church and of the world where she shares in the joys, the hopes, the sorrows and sufferings of her contemporaries.
The contemplative assists the Church in its evangelizing mission by giving witness that God is the only Absolute, and the solitary "enlarges the Church by her hidden apostolic fruitfulness." Thus she carries out the Teresian charism which includes a special call to contemplation and to apostolic prayer.
NEWS: With the permission and blessing of our Archbishop Donald Bolen we are in the process of forming a Traditional Carmelite Monastery. We are accepting young women for discernment and need to build an addition to the chapel in order to have facilities for these young women and for our future postulants.
The Discalced Nuns of the Order of the Most Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel were founded in Avila, Spain, by St. Teresa of Jesus in 1562. In this reform of the ancient Order of Carmel who was joined a few years later by St. John of the Cross, founding many convents of nuns and Monasteries of friars. In the early seventeenth century this heritage was carried to the new world, New Spain or Mexico to be exact, and from there three hundred years later; under a cloud of persecution, to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Buffalo, New York. Carmels were also established in France, and many other countries including Canada.
The Carmelite Monastic Sisters follow St. Teresa in her charism but are more eremitical in lifestyle.
About CARMELITE MONASTIC SISTERS INC.
The 100ft Chapel and small residence is in the initial stages of forming a Monastery suitable for the founding of a community of nuns in the Carmelite Tradition. The Chapel has been completely renovated, exterior and interior. We thank those who have made this enormous task possible. We now look forward to building a small extension to provide for visits from young women discerning their vocation and to provide temporary space for our future postulants, until the main wing of our monastery can be built.
Because of the nature of the contemplative life, the Monastery is located on 60 acres of land, 35 kil. from the city of Moose Jaw, Sask.
In October of 2015, our website has been updated to include the forming of a monastic community and the reception of young women as aspirants to this way of life. April, 2017; we are now fundraising to build an addition to
provide for young women to come a discern their vocations to the contemplative life. We need $260,000 to accomplish this initial stage of eventually building a monastery to be attached to the existing chapel. Any help would be appreciated!
All donors and their families will be remembered in our daily prayers.