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We sing the same antiphon at the veiling. In the Spanish and Italian monasteries the nun is prostrate during the singing and the younger nuns cover them with rose petals! [media]http://youtu.be/Kv0

Thank you emmaberry and chiquitunga for the congratulations! Emmaberry-my entrance date is march 19 (tentatively). The community is English-only, even though its roots are Mexican. Hope you have a

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Turning into Chiqui is a good thing!  Hahaha!

 

I love the video and I can see a lot of older Nuns.  I hope they get many good vocations so the community will survive.

 

How many members does St. Louis Carmel have?  An American Prioress told me that they have adoration (not sure if its day or night or 24 hours) which is not customary for a Carmel.

 

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 I don't know for sure how many they have, It looks like 13 including 4 novices and a postulant.  Back in the 1950's Cardinal Ritter asked them to be the host monastery for The Legion of One Thousand Men which is explained on this page of their site:  http://www.stlouiscarmel.com/legion-of-one-thousand-west/  They have it from like 7 am to 7pm with benediction every night which is a special grace for them indeed although it is not a normal custom in Carmel.  They are also a 1991 Carmel.

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Wow, this is amazing, I visited with them for about a month inside the enclosure in 1995, the first Carmel I visited.  The prioress was a novice at the time and was my assigned "angel".  So many of them who were there when I was there have passed.  I only recognize 4 of them.  They had 2 wonderful German Shepherds and a nice property.  It was there that I learned how to use a hoe and ate seaweed for the first time, one of the sisters is Korean.

 

 

The other thing I should have mentioned is that these sisters from the short time in which I spent with them they seemed to me to be very faithful to the Church.  They were also very kind and joyful.  I'm not just saying these things to be nice either.

 

Very cool that you visited them!! :like: Thanks for sharing your experience there! I'm going to have to check, but you may have been there when my friend's sister was there. I'll have to go see.

 

p.s. their tabernacle is beautiful!! http://ocdssiouxcity.blogspot.com/p/apostolate.html

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There was a Traditional Latin Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Brooklyn Carmel this year! :heart:

 

http://sthughofcluny.org/2013/06/mass-at-the-brooklyn-carmelite-monastery.html wish the pictures were bigger, but it's great to even get a few pictures from this at all  :like:

http://www.stmarynorwalk.net/musicpages/music-for-the-feast-of-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus-carmelite-monastery-brooklyn-7-june-2013/

 

 

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Very cool that you visited them!! :like: Thanks for sharing your experience there! I'm going to have to check, but you may have been there when my friend's sister was there. I'll have to go see.

 

p.s. their tabernacle is beautiful!! http://ocdssiouxcity.blogspot.com/p/apostolate.html

 

There were two postulants there when I was there and although I was not yet a postulant, I was inside.  We used to work in the kitchen together and would always talk unnecessarily and have to confess it.  I always started it of course.

 

Looks like they got a new tabernacle.  Interesting.  It is nice.

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There was a Traditional Latin Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Brooklyn Carmel this year! :heart:

 

http://sthughofcluny.org/2013/06/mass-at-the-brooklyn-carmelite-monastery.html wish the pictures were bigger, but it's great to even get a few pictures from this at all  :like:

http://www.stmarynorwalk.net/musicpages/music-for-the-feast-of-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus-carmelite-monastery-brooklyn-7-june-2013/

 

:love:  Thanks so much for sharing Chiqui. You always find the best things from Carmel. I have met Fr. Barone several times and he loves visiting Carmelite monasteries. I wonder if he goes there often to offer the TLM for the Sisters. Its nice to see that they had so many people there. :)

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linking a couple more recent threads on Carmel here blush.gif

 

http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/topic/129714-carmelites-and-shoes/

http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/topic/129496-carmelite-customs/

 

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just posted this in the Traverse City thread, but want to comment here :j You can really see how thick the wool Habit is in this picture. Brooklyn and Dallas still wear this Habit year-round. I heard Dallas tried a polyester blend, but said the wool breathed better. They somewhat only recently (like '05 I believe) got A/C there (in a few places like the nuns' choir and public chapel) but before that (which is still minimal) they had none for years! :sweat:

 

Something else, I notice Mother Teresa Margaret's crown for her clothing (or First Vows) here is unique. Has anyone ever seen one like this before?

 

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Her crown is beautiful and I like the wool habits.  Buffalo was wearing them when I was there.  There is something about them, I don't know.

 

They still wear them, except in the Summer they have a lighter polyester(&/or cotton)wool blend one, as do the JMJ Carmels. Dallas and Brooklyn are the only two I have heard of so far in the US that wear the thick wool ones year-round. It's more of a strictly Spanish thing (or so I heard from a girl who entered Elysburg who also discerned with Brooklyn - the Mexican Carmels tend to have separate Summer and Winter habits)

 

more pictures of the wool habit ~ http://www.sanjosedeavila.es/galeria.php#!prettyPhoto

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Thanks for that photo of Mother Teresa Margaret!  I have not see a crown like that but it has Spanish-Mexican influence. 

 

I heard that wool is expensive and original, St. Teresa had chosen frieze or horse blanket for the habit as stated in her early version of the constitutions.

 

I am not sure what type of cloth the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Manila Carmel wore before Vatican II, but one Nun told me that its really penetential - they itch!  And due to tropical weather, they gather pool of perspiration in their feet during recitation of the Divine Office!

 

I read that the Nuns in India - the Carmel founded by the Nuns of Mother Maravillas has to wring their headdresses several times in a day since its drenched with perspiration.

 

 

 

 

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I am not sure what type of cloth the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Manila Carmel wore before Vatican II, but one Nun told me that its really penetential - they itch!  And due to tropical weather, they gather pool of perspiration in their feet during recitation of the Divine Office!

 

I read that the Nuns in India - the Carmel founded by the Nuns of Mother Maravillas has to wring their headdresses several times in a day since its drenched with perspiration.

 

Oh my! :sweat:

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The heat is the reason why the Pink Sisters transferred their convent to Baguio from Lipa.  Several German Nuns died because Lipa is humid.

 

Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines and the weather is cooler.

 

 

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