The of sisters of Mount Carmel are cloistered contemplative nuns of the Order of the Blessed Virgin
Mary of Mount Carmel, an Order rich in its heritage of saints among whom we find three Doctors of the Church: St. Teresa of
Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux, the “Little Flower”.
Order follows the Primitive Rule of the ancient monks of Mount Carmel in Palestine, with its eremitical spirit of silence
Each day, Mass is celebrated at 7:30 a.m., at which anyone may attend.
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St. Therese of LisieuxFeastday: October 1
Patron of the Missions
1873 - 1897
of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives than in volumes by theologians.
Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She
never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed great works. The only book of hers, published after
her death, was an brief edited version of her journal called "Story of a Soul." (Collections of her letters and
restored versions of her journals have been published recently.) But within 28 years of her death, the public demand was so
great that she was canonized. Click here to rea more.