Carmelite Contemplation- In Clinton Township

Carmelite Contemplation- In Clinton Township

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For most people, daily life is a series of trips: Go to work. Go to school. Go to the grocery store. Go home.

Often, one finds meaning for one’s life by going out into the world. However, a group of 15 women in Clinton Township have found even more meaning by never leaving home.

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns are a cloistered, contemplative community serving the Church and the world through prayer and self-sacrifice. They serve Christ and the world as a spiritual powerhouse, praying for the world and its needs. As with any powerhouse, the monastery is largely closed off to the public in order to keep out elements that would distract from the work that goes on inside.

The Carmelite Monastery of St. Therese and its residents dispel the common myth that cloistered nuns only sit and pray all day. The truth is that convent life is very busy, and the nuns are very involved in the world around them.

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