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[quote name='LaPetiteSoeur' timestamp='1290596866' post='2189017']
I'm confused...as a Dominican I know nothing about the 1990-1991 constitutions. What does that mean?

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Dieu vous benisse! Thanks for enlightening me!
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The 1990 Constitutions are the original ones the Discalced Carmelite Nuns have been under since their beginnings in 16th century, with some updates/adaptions to the times and the current Canon Law. They were approved by JPII December 8th, 1990. The 1991 Constitutions were approved the following year. They are a new set of constitutions and are not as "strict" so to say, as the former ones. Most Carmels today are under the 1991s. Here's a Spanish blog about it, [url="http://carmelitasdescalzas1990.blogspot.com/"]http://carmelitasdescalzas1990.blogspot.com/[/url]

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[quote name='PrayerSupporter' timestamp='1290603612' post='2189020']
There are also the Carmelite nuns in North Dakota: [url="http://www.fargodiocese.org/vocations/carmelmary/index.html"]http://www.fargodioc...mary/index.html[/url]
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They are O.Carm and not OCD and therefore are outside of the discussion of 1990-91 constituions, as far as I'm aware. But they still look very traditional.

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Well there might be a Vocation Explosion
but not in the UK. Cloistered communities are dying and a lot of bishops do nothing to help and support them.

I can see that, I'm telling you!

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[quote name='littlellama17' timestamp='1290810392' post='2189421']
God reward you for suggesting those Carmels....checking them out!!!!!!!! :like:
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I know, from experience, that contacting a Carmel can be very nervewracking--at least it was for me. I contacted several in the early stages of my discernment when I wasn't sure where I was called and I procrastinated in sending letters or emails. Once I sent them out though and got responses, I was relieved. Out of those I contacted, my favorite were the Buffalo Carmel and the Denmark Carmel. Both these Carmels had amazing prioresses who would answer any questions I had. The Denmark Carmel looks amazing and I wished, back then, that I could go there, but I never did. Now that I am not discerning, I still have the 3rd class relics that Mother Mary Elizabeth from Denmark, WI sent me of St. Therese. Please don't hesitate to contact her. She responds VERY quickly and with a very kind letter. :)

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