Carmelite Sisters Of Mary
The Carmelite Sisters of Mary are Carmelites following the spirit and Rule of St. Albert, and seek to be faithful to the mind and spirit of their holy parent's— Saints Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross.
The Carmelite Sisters of Mary live on 80 forested acres in separate dwellings grouped around a central chapel and community building. The Sisters have been drawn into a wilderness to live a stable form of religious life ordered to contemplation and intimacy with God, to a loving community of friends, for transformation in Christ, and for apostolic prayer for the needs of the Church and world. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in each hermitage, and the Sisters' charism includes a particular interest in the care of the earth/creation and Beauty.
The life of the Carmelite Sisters of Mary is less institutional than traditional monastic Carmelite life, but being Carmelite it is also a balance of prayer/solitude and joyful community life. The Sisters are consecrated by public vows in the profession of the three evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Spokane, Washington.