Carmel of the Holy Spirit, in Littleton Colorado
“The contemplative nun fulfills to the highest degree the First Commandment of the Lord: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, with all your mind,’ making it the full meaning of her life. She moves toward the perfection of charity, choosing God as ‘the one thing necessary,’ loving Him exclusively as All in all. This is so that He alone may dwell in the utter silence of the cloister, filling it with His word and presence, and the Bride may truly dedicate herself to the Only one, in the mystery of a total and exclusive love.” (Verbi Sponsa)
“Carmel presents itself with all the attractions needed to fill my soul…”St. Teresa of the Andes
The Discalced Carmelite Nuns were established in Littleton at the invitation of Archbishop Urban J. Vehr in 1947. Living cloistered as contemplatives in the heart of the Church, the Sisters profess the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. They sacrifice their lives in prayer and penance for priests, for all souls, and especially for the needs and intentions of the Denver Archdiocese.