Traverse City, Michigan

Assist 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:

  • Become a monthly donor, to help underwrite daily expenses for our influx of new members.
  • Give a one-time gift of any size.
  • Help us build up a fund for aspirants who have educational debts which delay their entrance.
  • Earmark your contribution for our  endowment fund with the Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation to provide a source of income into perpetuity. The NMCF is offering a 25% match this year!

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 share one particular 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 awareness of her vocation to be a bride of Christ.

Undecided as to the value of their hidden vocations? 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.

Or take a peek at the beauty of their new life:

May God bless you!

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