The vocation of the DiscalcedCarmelite Nun is a vocation to a life of prayer, to a life of intimacy with God for the good of the Church, especially for her priests.
The prayer of a Carmelite embraces the world and every soul in it. Our Holy Mother Saint Teresa of Avila founded the first Monastery of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in 1562 in Spain and since then, Carmel has spread throughout the world,dotting the globe with houses of burning love and prayer.
"In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love!"said Saint Therese of Lisieux. and every Carmelite desires to echo those words in her own heart.
"A Religious vocation is a gift! It is a profound expression of the love of God for you. To discover this call is to realize that Christ is looking on you and inviting you to give yourself totally in love." (--Pope John Paul II)
"He places within her heart an irresistible attraction which asks for the total gift of self, as He shows her His infinite goodness which has spared nothing for love of her. In responding to His call, she finds in Christ 'the infinite beauty which alone can fully satisfy the human heart' and chooses Him as the one thing necessary." (Vita Consecrata, 16)
"The Monastery is like a holy tabernacle in the desert or a solitary dwelling upon the mountain, where the nuns live alone and yet together in the 'secret of 'God's Face'." (Verbi Sponsa 8:5)
Our life is filled with the thought of God, no matter what our work!
"They are especially united to the 'unceasing praise and supplication which Christ offers to the Father for the salvation of the whole world' by their daily participation in His Holy Sacrifice, and in particular by the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours which truly sanctifies every moment of the day, by prolonging and renewing the memorial of the mysteries of our salvation." (Constitutions 4:68, 71)