St John of the Cross

The Littleton Carmel has the Traditional Latin Mass (also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) on Monday – Friday, and the Novus Ordo Mass (Ordinary Form) on Saturdays and Sundays

  • Complete Divine Office (major Hours chanted on Sundays, Solemnities, and some Feasts)
  • Two, one-hour periods of mental prayer
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and other prayers in common
  • Spiritual Reading
  • Time for work and two periods of recreation
  • The Nuns have weekly Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, and also weekly Confession.

Community Life is characterized by: 

  • Very Special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph
  • Joyful community life of which the prioress is the center, and to whom her daughters give their filial obedience
  • An intensity of silence throughout the day, with little speaking outside of recreation
  • A strong desire to identify oneself with Christ Crucified by a life of complete self-sacrifice
  • A dynamic, shared search and thirst for authentic contemplation and perfection as outlined by Our Holy Parents and Founders, St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross
  • An intense desire and striving to lie the spirituality and embrace the heritage of our Holy Founders