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Friday, 4 May 2012

Community Spotlight: Monastery of St Thomas, Apostle, New Zealand





Order: Discalced Carmelites
Gender: Women
Charism: Contemplative/cloistered
Eligibility: Generally between 20-35 years of age but will consider older or younger aspirants
Formation: 6-18 month postulancy, 2 years novitiate, 3-6 years temporary vows with renewal made each year
Vows: Poverty, Chastity, Obedience
Practices: Divine Office, daily examination of conscience,
History: The community was founded in 1937 by seven nuns from a community in Australia. They spent two months as guests of the Good Shepherd sisters before finding a suitable residence for themselves.


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