Entering Carmel


#1

Hi, I’m entering a Carmel in England on 11th February 2015. It will be the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, which feels like a good day to enter.

I’m embarking on my postulancy, finally; it’s taken two years to get to this point. I’m 52 and am rather ancient for pursuing a vocation, but I’ve always wanted to be a nun (I was brought up in a religion that doesn’t have consecrated life). I worry that I shan’t be able to stand the pace, and that I shan’t be able to get on with some of the religious practice there, but I keep going back to it and think God may be calling me there.

I would really appreciate your prayers for me please!! :slight_smile:

Love & prayers
LorettaVaire


#2

I will say a prayer.

Carmelites singing. gloria.tv/media/9uh4QBXE423


#3

I will say a prayer for you. And may the Lord and Our Lady of Mount Carmel be with you in a special way!


#4

Thankyou! for responding to a likely vocation. I’ve asked la petit Therese to intercede for you in a special way and the Sacred Heart to bestow on you special graces.

Please pray for me, too. Because I need it. I admire Therese and wish to be as strong as she was in her Love and her Confidence.

God Bless!


#5

Praying for you. God bless you.


#6

Dear Loretta, you have my prayers. Carmel is a beautiful vocation. If it is your true vocation, all Eternity won’t be enough to thank Our Lord for it.

Remember to pray for us too.

God bless you!


#7

Blessings to you! If you have not already done so, please read “In This House of Brede,” a wonderful novel by Rumer Godden. It is about a woman in her 40s who enters a Benedictine Monastery (modeled after Stanbrook). She of course found it to be a challenge, but she persevered. It is a beautiful book, with characters who are quite fully realized.

Carmels are small and I doubt they would have admitted you if they were not very optimistic about your capacity to perservere.


#8

Thank you all so much for your prayers and good wishes! I shall pray for you all as well. At the moment I’m surrounded by boxes and I think I shall be quite dazed when I finally arrive :slight_smile:

May God bless all of you.

St John of the Cross Ora Pro Nobis

Loretta


#9

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