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Welcome to the Vocations section of our website! 
We hope that we can be of help to you in your discernment of
God's plan for your life.

If you are interested in Carmelite life, we also invite you to visit the Daily Life, Prayer and Resources sections of  this website, where you should find a lot of helpful information. After browsing the site, if there is anything else you would like to see that you can't find here, or if you have any further questions and would like to make contact with one of the Sisters, please write or email to the address below. We will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible.

Thank you, and God bless you on your journey of faith and trust!

Vocation Leaflets (PDF format)

My Vocation is Love
Thoughts on the Carmelite Vocation
by St. Therese of Lisieux

Are you ready for God's challenge?
The Ascent of Mount Carmel, by a junior sister

Bliss at 47
The vocation story of Sr Mary Paul

Me? A Carmelite?
Answers to common objections about joining religious life


For some points of help on
discerning a Carmelite vocation, please click here.

Vocations slideshow

Lectio Divina
for vocations

please click here
Solemn Profession
Photos and Videos

Click here...
Daily Scripture Readings

Click here...
Sr Mary Fionnuala's
Vocation Story

Click here...

The Carmelite Vocation

Leaving all for love of Jesus is life's greatest adventure, opening out onto a whole new freedom that unifies and simplifies one's entire being. All one's energies and gifts are channelled into loving, so that with Therese we can say: 'Love is all the skill I have.'
To enter Carmel is to fall into a fortune! It is to inherit the vast riches of our Carmelite tradition, the wealth of example and teaching of our many Carmelite saints, especially the inspired writings of our three Doctors of the Church, Teresa, John of the Cross and Therese. It is to be welcomed into the heart of a warm loving extended family of sisters and brothers from all walks of life, in whom that rich tradition is incarnated for today's world; the same spiritual blood, as it were, flows in our veins. 

Prayer for Vocations

Please join us in praying for the blessing of new vocations by saying our Vocations prayer:

Lord Jesus, I thank you for the Carmelite way of life, for those priests and nuns who dedicate their lives to God in prayer on our behalf. May you call many more women and men to continue this way of life in our Country. Give me the courage to invite by name those whom I feel may have a call. Help me to encourage and support those who are already discerning their vocation. Bless all who are in formation in Carmel in Ireland and those entrusted with their care. May all Carmelite Communities be good soil to nurture the seeds you will send them. Lord Jesus, I make this prayer trusting in your promise: “Ask and you will receive”, knowing that “by your power working among us, you can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine”.  Amen.

Our Lady of Mt Carmel, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
All the Saints of Carmel, pray for us.

Address and email for vocation enquiries:

Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph
Upper Kilmacud Road
Co. Dublin
Email:      vocations @ kilmacudcarmel .  ie

Attention Interested Men:
If you are a man interested in Carmelite life, we hope you find lots
of useful
information on this site, and we are also happy to refer you
to the vocations
sections of our Friars in Ireland.
Please follow these links:
Discalced Carmelite Friars: http://www.ocd.ie/carmelites.php?article=vocations
The Order of Carmelites: http://www.vocationcarmelites.ie/

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