Carmel witnesses to the transcendence of God lived in the simplicity of ordinary everyday life. It is a life of self-emptying love for others of which Jesus gave the ultimate witness through His death and resurrection! Prayer and love ensure the presence of the Risen Lord in the midst of community living!
Our daily schedule provides a rhythm and balance between community life and times of silence and solitude. An atmosphere of prayer pervades our life in common lived in the presence of God.
Each day, the Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated in our Chapel, the Liturgy of the Divine Office is prayed in common, and there is an hour of mental prayer with Adoration in the morning as well as an hour in the evening. Our meals are in common and in the evening there is a period of recreation together.
In keeping with our simple lifestyle, we attend to the ordinary domestic chores (for example preparation of meals and cleaning) together with the offices of the monastery such as sacristy, bookkeeping and answering mail which we receive as Prayer Requests and from our Benefactors. For our livelihood we maintain a vegetable garden and chickens. We endeavor to support ourselves by the "work of our hands" as our Rule dictates and also distribute Altar Breads to the churches in our diocese and elsewhere.
The vision and Charism of our Holy Mother Teresa was that her Daughters give themselves totally in prayer for the needs of the Church and in particular to pray for priests.
If you are interested in attending Mass with us, please call the day before (912-925-8505) as Mass times may fluctuate.