Discerning a Religious Vocation
To each person, Jesus directs His call to follow Him, to become like Him. It is an invitation to leave all things to seek God and be united with Him. In Carmel, one's entire life is a prayerful quest for union with God through hearing the Word of God and living in His presence – this is done in imitation of the hidden life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
As Discalced Carmelite Nuns, we pray especially for priests and for all the needs of the church: for the poor and unemployed, the sick and suffering, the missions, and for all those who call or write us with their special needs and intentions.
In the midst of our troubled world, we are a presence of unceasing prayer – striving to be ever more united with Christ Jesus who "went apart to pray" and often "spent the night in prayer." We are truly and deeply committed "day and night" to a constant and earnest life of prayer which is the very heart of our Carmelite Rule and the essence of our monastic life.
On August 22, 2015, three of our sisters made their final profession of vows – the first professions at the Savannah Carmel in 50 years.
Some factors to consider when discerning the call to the Savannah Carmel include:
- Age: 20 to 40 years old, or on a case-by-case basis
- Physically and psychologically healthy
- Mature and teachable, with good common sense
- Drawn to a life of prayer, silence and solitude
- Ability to live in community under a superior
- Last but not least: firm determination and commitment to give oneself totally to God
Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery embraces vocations from all races and nationalities. If you feel you are being called to live this hidden life of love and prayer, we invite you to contact us either by phone or mail.
Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery
11 West Back Street • Savannah, GA 31419
Calls welcomed from 9:00 AM to 4:00 pm: (912) 484.2600