The Carmel of Mary Immaculate and St. Mary Magdalen was first founded in 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We are a contemplative, cloistered community of Discalced Carmelite nuns under solemn vows. We maintain strict enclosure, wear the full habit as a sign of poverty and consecration to God, and preserves many of the traditional monastic observances. Our lifestyle is simple and austere, but not excessively so.
Daily, we have mass, pray the Divine Office, work, and enjoy recreation time to enliven our community. In the words of Saint Teresa herself: “Lord, deliver us from gloomy saints!” We work to transform all that we do into prayer, as expressed in our motto:
Zeolo Zelatus Sum Pro Domino Deo Exercituum
Zealous for the Lord of hosts!
THE CARMEL OF MARY
AND ST. MARY MAGDALENE
Order of discalaced Carmelites
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WHAT WE DO
Prayer, both communal and solitary, is
the center of this life.
We are a community of cloistered, contemplative religious under solemn vows. By our style and way of life, we express our call to follow Our Lord ever more closely in silence and solitude.