CARMELITE MONASTERY MOBILE, AL

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Mass is at 7:00am every morning including Saturday and Sunday

HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

2016

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Who are these Carmelite Nuns?

"They are cloistered nuns who have given their lives to God pray for the world, observing perpetual abstinence and the austerities of the Carmelite Rule.

In this materialistic age, Cloistered Nuns are looked upon as drones in the bee-hive. All that the world appreciates is what it can see and hear, touch or taste--hence the age old cry: Why don't they DO SOMETHING?

Did not the same cry ascend to the ears of Christ as He hung dying on the Cross?

'If thou be the Christ, come down from the Cross?' Did He come down? Was He DOING SOMETHING by staying on the Cross? Well do we know the answer.

In their Cloistered Monastery in Mobile, the nuns continue Christ's work for souls--by doing nothing, except to pray, even as did their Lord and God. They pray for all who are in distress, who have special urgent intentions and who appeal to them to beg God's help in their hour of trial and affliction."

Mother Francis of the Five Wounds -- Foundress of Mobile Carmel

 

 

 


CARMEL CONTINUES IN MOBILE---

On February 20, 2011 eight brave young nuns from the Carmelite Monastery in Nah Trang, Vietnam arrived in Mobile.  They volunteered to come to Mobile to continue the life prayer and sacrifice that the Carmelites have given to the Archdiocese of Mobile since four nuns arrived in Mobile from Philadelphia in 1943.

 

 

 The community is pictured here with Mother Myriam from The Carmelite Monastery in Phu Cuong in Vietnam.