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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Community Spotlight: Carmel of St. Teresa, Alhambra, CA

Order: Carmelite
Gender: Women
Charism: Contemplative
Eligibility: 20-35 years of age and at least 2 years of college or work experience.
Formation: One year postulancy, two year novitiate, three years simple profession before solemn profession
Vows: Poverty, chastity and obedience
Practices: Liturgy of the Hours, Marian devotion,
History: The monastery in Alhambra was founded in 1913 by five nuns from the community in St. Louis. They lived in Los Angeles for ten years in rented accommodation before the present monastery was built.

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