Explore your Vocation to Carmel!
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.
you are interested in Carmelite life, we also invite you to visit the
Daily Life, Prayer and Resources sections of this website, where
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!
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
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
us in praying for the blessing of new vocations by saying our Vocations
Jesus, I thank you for the Carmelite way of life, for those priests and
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
Give me the courage to invite by name those whom I feel may have a
me to encourage and support those who are already discerning their
all who are in formation in Carmel
those entrusted with their care. May all Carmelite Communities be good
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”.
Lady of Mt Carmel, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
the Saints of
Carmel, pray for us.
Address and email for vocation enquiries:
Monastery of St Joseph
vocations @ kilmacudcarmel .
Attention Interested Men:
If you are a man interested in Carmelite life, we hope you
of useful information
on this site, and we are also happy to refer you
to the vocations sections of
our Friars in Ireland.
follow these links:
Discalced Carmelite Friars: