Do you feel called to the eremitical life?
Would you like to learn more?
What is a solitary hermit? What is a Laura?

The Flower of Carmel Hermitage is working towards beginning a Laura.

We are depending on God’s Divine Providence to bring good souls who are called to the Eremetical life in a Laura. We would then be looking for land to purchase or benefactors to help purchase or donate land to us. Our bishop believes it would be a blessing for our diocese and a power house of prayer, so to speak.

The good news is that anyone who helps work toward this endeavor becomes a partaker in our mission which is making reparation for our sins and the sins of the world in a life of prayer without ceasing, alone with God in our hermitages.

The Hermit Sisters will live in their own individual hermitages, coming together on Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days for a meal in common and to chant the Divine Office together in chapel. Other than that we would live a life of complete silence and solitude. If there are consecrated hermits seeking to be part of a Laura, please feel free to send an email for further information on our contact page.

Please pray for us as we seek to do His will and bring Glory to God here on earth. Be assured of our continued prayers and sacrifices for all of you and your families.

At this time we are also looking for a seamstress to sew our habits. In your charity, if you know of anyone, please send them our way. We would be very grateful! Thank you.

WHAT ARE ANCHORITES/HERMITS?

Hermits “devote their lives to the praise of God and salvation of the world through a stricter separation from the world, the silence of solitude and assiduous prayer and penance.” They manifest to everyone the interior aspect of the mystery of the Church, that is, personal intimacy with Christ. Hidden from the eyes of men, the life of the hermit is a silent preaching of the Lord, to whom he has surrendered his life simply because he is everything to him. Here is a particular call to find in the desert, in the thick of spiritual battle, the glory if the Crucified One. (from Catechism of the Catholic Church)

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The hermit lives a life in union with Jesus, the Christ. Following Him in a life of prayer without ceasing, to the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Living Flame of Love. Giving herself totally to Jesus, her beloved spouse, seeking transformation, in to himself, to be led into the mystical marriage of union with God. Through Him, with Him, and in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to be another humanity and become a healing flame of love through our prayers and sacrifices for world and Holy Mother Church. Offering her life for the sanctification of priests and salvation of the whole world. She is of one mind and heart with the Bishop of Rome and the whole church. She lives a life essentially Eucharistic, in that it remains a hidden life, veiled under the appearance of silence and solitude. A life of service to God and her fellow man, living the Gospels, the beatitudes in her daily life. Seeking total submission to the Will of God, all done in Love and Charity of heart. Giving thanks, praise and Glory to God, in her waking and in her sleeping. She seeks to follow the model of our Mother Mary and prompting of the Holy Spirit as handmaid Of the Lord.

She too, like our father Elijah, answers the call deep within her heart: “With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of Hosts.” 1 Kings 19:10 With our Mother Teresa of Jesus she says: “God does not give Himself wholly to us until we give wholly to Him.” She believes as Saint John of the Cross: The Father spoke one Word, His Son and the Word he always speaks in eternal silence and in silence you will hear Him. She chooses the better part, like Mary our Mother in the silence and solitude where we hear and learn to do His Will. “Do whatever he tells you.”

The Judean Desert in Israel

God Alone Should Absorb A Soul

A “Desert Spirituality” involves accepting the poverty of ones own heart, allowing oneself to be led by Jesus through His Word and the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit. It is a call to continuing conversion, a way of discovering the forgiving and healing love of the Father, and of entering more deeply into union with Him.

The teaching of St. Peter Damian is important to understanding the solitary communion of the hermit with the entire Church. The prayer of the hermit cannot be strictly solitary, while physically isolated; the hermit is fully present to the Church. Damian called the hermit a minor ecclesia, a Church in miniature, in communion with all of its members.

The life is a radical choice of God and a life of radical solidarity with all of humanity.

 

Work of the Hermit

In order to maintain a balanced life of prayer, work and recreation, hermit sister when possible dabbles in decoupages’ of icons.

Sister wrote the icon of Our Lady of Tenderness  and St. Elijah. All done with a heartfelt desire to bring Glory to God and built His kingdom here on earth.

Flower of Carmel Hermitage, Serving God, Divine, So Great to Behold, Our Lady of Sorrows, Sacred Music, St. Joseph, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Terese Little Flower, Rosary, Elijah, Our Lady of Fatima, fundraiser
Flower of Carmel Hermitage, Serving God, Divine, So Great to Behold, Our Lady of Sorrows, Sacred Music, St. Joseph, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Terese Little Flower, Rosary, Elijah