Do You Have a Theme for Advent?

We are half way through the Advent season of 2018 and by now you may have been noticing in your prayer life, or at Mass, or in some aspect of your spiritual reflections a “theme” of sorts that speaks to you, or stands out, grabbing your attention. Or perhaps not. If we are truly listening to God on a regular …

Updates

Dear Friends, We wanted to let you know that the Winter issue of our Bulletin is out in the mail and is posted on the Happenings page. We’ve also updated the Mass Times page where you will also find the Christmas Novena prayers and Christmas schedule of Masses, among other announcements regarding schedules (that seem to change a lot around …

Solemn Profession of Vows and Veiling

With the background of falling leaves and color just outside the windows of the chapel, a church full of people witnessed the Solemn Vows of a Bride to her Beloved King, who is also a God and a Good Shepherd. Sr. Anu Maria Jose of the Good Shepherd said “for ever” to Almighty God on the Solemnity of Christ the …

New Video: Fall Beauty

We hope you enjoy this relaxing view of God’s artwork here within the walls of our monastery. With this as a prayer for you, we say, “Happy Thanksgiving” and beyond! From you devoted Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock, AR Credits for the music: “As Long as a Word Remains Unspoken” by Longzijin and “Somewhere Deep in the Sea” by …

Trinity Whom I Adore

On this memorial of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity we want to share her famous prayer to her “Blessed Three” entitled “Trinity Whom I Adore”. This dear Carmelite saint is known for her deep devotion to the indwelling Trinity, living here and now “heaven in faith.” Let us pray: O My God, Trinity whom I adore, help me to forget …

Happy Feastday of St. Teresa of Jesus!

Today, October 15th, we celebrate with the whole Church and especially our Carmelite brothers and sisters, our Holy Mother and foundress St. Teresa of Jesus. Here in Little Rock, Arkansas our Carmel is named after this great saint. We only pray we may be true daughters of hers and live our vocation as she would desire, to be pleasing to …

New Videos

It’s a rare moment when Blue Eyes sits comfortably in a Sister’s lap without squirming to run. So, yes, this had to be a “Kodak (Canon) Moment”! Below our friend sits proudly atop the telephone pole outside the monastery kitchen. If we could understand “bird language” we would hear pure songs of praise to God, for all they can do …

First Profession Slideshow

Sr. Anu Maria of the Good Shepherd will be making her Solemn Profession of Vows this coming November 25, 2018, and we thought it would be nice to share with you a memory of three years ago on her First Profession. Please keep her in your prayers as she spiritually prepares for this life long commitment to her beloved Bridegroom.