Gemma Posted July 6, 2012 Share Posted July 6, 2012 [quote name='nunsense' timestamp='1341489064' post='2452480'] Gemma - It is very irresponsible of you to post something like this without offering some verifiable source of information. I know these women and they are lovely, kind and very charitable to others. They helped me at a time when I needed it very much. There are many small Carmelite communities in the world and yes, some of them may have to merge with others (many in the UK are doing this) but calling it 'dying' and using terms like 'from what I've heard' as evidence is simply gossip and uncharitable in essence. I am disappointed that you should write such a thing. [/quote] I will speak to the best of my capability, and seeing as I have a communications problem, this is a challenge. As I said in another thread, we rely on feedback from discerners. "Dying" in our nomenclature means that they've had a net loss of vocations--many to come and go, and sisters being called home. This puts them into a classification of "serious" condition within my organization. That being said, I was relying on information relayed to me by discerners. I have actually made referrals to the Carmel of San Diego, and I am wondering if the white veil may be one of them. A San Diegan who was in discernment didn't know they were there. One of the Carmels in Missouri is down to one nun. The monastery is for sale. I am not sure if they would accept new vocations or not. Blessings, Gemma Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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