*I no longer desire to establish a community of Carmelites, I am pursuing being a solo Carmelite Hermitess; I desire only one thing: to be utterly and completely“alone with the Alone”. If Our Lady wants a community in the future, than Her will be done, but I want to live a true solitary life, like […]Support the Vocation of a Carmelite Hermit? — Mary’s Secretary
5:00 Lauds and Mental Prayer.
6:25 Prime and Roman Martyrology (Grand- Silence ends)
- Short break, tidy cell.
6:50 Terce (put on Mantle and Veil for Holy Mass)
7:10 Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Extraordinary Form- Roman or Carmelite Rite depending on the Rite of the priest)
- Thanksgiving after Mass.
8:10 Breakfast followed by work or writing.
10:40 Sext and examination of conscience.
11: 15 Dinner.
12:10- 1:10 Work or writing.
1:10- 2:10 Mandatory siesta.
2:10 None, Rosary and the Litany of the BVM.
- Spiritual reading, work and writing.
4: 35 Vespers, act of oblation for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Mental Prayer.
6:00 Angelus and supper.
- free time (go outdoors, spiritual reading etc.)
8:00 Compline and examination of conscience. (Grand- Silence begins)
- Small break.
- Retire with The Immaculate Heart of Mary
(Sacred obligations will be held on Our Lady’s First Saturday of the month- Litany of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Her Seven Sorrows rosary as well as confession, communion, community rosary and mental prayer offered specifically for the 5 principle sins made against Her broken and wounded Immaculate Heart.)
OHM Teresa said a Carmelite should eat well, laugh well and sleep well!
We cannot for a moment doubt the power of prayer. Think of Exodus, when Moses stayed to pray while Joshua was sent to battle. Moses noticed that when his hands were lifted in prayer, they were winning the battle, and when his hands were lowered, began to suffer defeat. Joshua understood this power of prayer, as he sent some of his men up to hold up the arms of Moses. Such was the power of ONE man in the site of God the Father.