Traverse City, Michigan

Promote Traditional Vocations


“Never was the contemplative vocation more precious or more relevant than in our modern restless world .”—St. John Paul II

Are you interested in:
Praying for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life?
Supporting traditional young women who desire to serve God and His holy Church?
Leaving a legacy for your children and grandchildren of a Church filled with holy, faithful religious who will pray for priests and also for your family?

We humbly invite you to consider financially supporting our aspirants, postulants, and novices during their initial formation in Carmel. Here are some ways you can help:

Monthly donors
raised so far
An aspirant at prayer in our chapel

While we realize that some donors desire to read the vocation stories of the individuals helped by their support, and we certainly appreciate other religious communities which have chosen to publish photos and names, yet it is more in keeping with the hidden spirit of Carmel for our new members to remain unidentified. We can assure you that they are all zealous for the glory of God, deeply in love with our Lord Jesus Christ, and that they also share one thing in common: their love for the traditional form of the Latin Mass has drawn them to our monastery! Each has her own unique story, but the holy Mass has played an indispensable role for each, in either her reversion to the Faith, or her growth in holiness and in awareness of her vocation to be a bride of Christ.

Take a look at this whimsical one-minute video! You might want to slow down the playback to .75 to enjoy it more. The speed controls are on the right of the volume control.

You can also listen to an informative talk The Contemplative Life, Heart of the New Evangelization by Father Thomas Nelson, O.Praem available here courtesy of the Institute on Religious Life.

May God bless you!

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