Claustral Externs


Older vocations are often accepted for the position of Claustral Extern. This means they are in the external quarters of the monastery, and assist visitors. The extern at the now-suppressed Carmel of Louisville, KY, also helped with the vestments and setting up for Mass.

Please pray for these two new externs:

Carmel of Little Rock, AR (novice):

Dominicans of Los Angeles, CA (postulant):


Loretto, PA, Carmel has room for externs. Here is their page:

More extern webpages:

Article from Dominicana:

Buffalo’s website:

Blog entry from Summit, NJ, Dominicans:

New Zealand Carmelites:

Carmel of the Holy Face, Hague, ND (scroll down):

Poor Clare Colettines, Cleveland, OH:

And even an old rule book for Poor Clare externs on

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