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.

Our Summer in Review

We’ve been away from the cyber-scene for too long, but don’t worry, we’re still here … praying for you! We have posted some glimpses into our “boring” life from the last few months behind the walls of our Carmel. We hope you enjoy! (Click on the picture to enlarge)   The end of June Corn-shucking at recreation, compliments of our …

Mass Times Update

To our daily Mass-goers here at Little Rock Carmel, please see our latest updates for the fall Mass schedule. We are getting close to the end our our novena to St. Therese of Lisieux, and will celebrate her feast day very soon, on October 1st. We will have the “Blessing of Roses” Mass on Sunday, September 30th at our usual …

Thank You, Dear Lady of Mount Carmel

We had a wonderful nine days of prayer in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and a joy-filled celebration of her feast day on July 16th! Thanks to our Novena preacher Fr. Terence Cyr, O.Carm. and all who participated to make this one of the best gatherings of prayer our little chapel has seen. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor of …

Prayer of Scapular Devotees

In his homily last night at the Novena Mass in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Fr. Terence Cyr, O.Carm. shared with us a beautiful prayer that is very special to him. Here it is: O most blessed and Immaculate Virgin, Ornament and Splendour of Carmel, thou who regards with an eye of special kindness those who wear thy …

What Makes This Novena So Special?

Is this Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel special? As you may already know, our Carmel invites you to pray four novenas with us each year:  St. Joseph, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sts. Teresa of Jesus and Therese of Lisieux, and Christmas. These four times a year we send our “News” Bulletin along with the prayers for the …

Novena Continues: “The Lady of the Place”

We are in the midst of the Novena in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with inspiring reflections from Father Terence Cyr, O.Carm. One of the themes he has offered us so far is to consider Mary as the first Carmelite hermits did back in the early 1200s on Mount Carmel. Before using the title of Mary in reference …

Upcoming Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our public Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is coming up July 8th through the 16th. Detailed information can be seen here on the flyer, including the participating parishes each night.  Please, if you are in the area, consider making the whole novena if you can, by joining us in our chapel each night for holy mass and a …