Discalced Carmelite Nuns

  • Sisters play handbells for Sr. Zelie Marie's Profession Mass

    Some of the sisters play the handbells at Sr. Zelie's Profession Mass

  • Zelie and Lucia

    Sr. Lucia reads at Sr. Zelie Marie's Profession Mass

  • Zelie and food

    Sr. Zelie Marie enjoys lunch with the nuns and Fr. Chowning, OCD

  • Zelie signs her vows

    Sr. Zelie Marie signs her vows at the main altar of the Chapel of the Precious Blood

  • visitors

    Friends of Sr. Zelie Marie waiting to congratulate her at the grille

  • refectory art

    Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity, Sister Elizabeth Marie's new patron.

  • Marya reading for Katherine

    Sr. Marya reads from the Scriptures and Reverend Mother gives the exhortation and Katherine's new name at her clothing

  • Kimberly and Elizabeth M

    Sr. Elizabeth Marie and her sister, Kimberly

  • Zelie and TB

    Sr. Teresia Benedicta reads at Sr. Zelie Marie's Profession Mass

  • Elizabeth and OLL

    Sr. Elizabeth Marie at the Lourdes shrine

  • Elizabeth and Joseph

    Sr. Elizabeth Marie with Saint Joseph in the monastery courtyard

  • St. Joseph's Carmelite Monastery - St. Louis, Missouri

    Witness of Love

    "As a spiritual oasis, a monastery reminds today's world of the most important, and indeed, in the end, the only decisive thing: that there is an ultimate reason why life is worth living: God and his unfathomable love." -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

    Come & Worship

One day within your court, O Lord, is better than a thousand elsewhere

See events for the Solemn Profession of Sr. Zelie Marie and the Clothing of Sr. Elizabeth Marie of Divine Love