Statement on the Status of Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery
Dear Friends in Christ,
We are most grateful for our Bishop’s letter of May 1, 2023, and for his continued support of us during this trying time. Please join with us in our daily prayers as we continue to pray for him as he assists us in our journey.
Your devoted Sisters of Carmel,
OUR LADY OF CONFIDENCE
BLESSINGS UPON YOU!
We are glad you are here and welcome you to Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery. The monastery is home to the nuns of the Discalced Order of Carmelites, who lead a cloistered life dedicated to prayer, work, and contemplation. Our charism is prayer. We are called to pray unceasingly for our priests, our deacons, our seminarians, and all humanity in faith, joy, and humility so as to lighten the weight of their daily burdens and responsibilities. Our self-emptying love for others is given knowing that Jesus gave the ultimate witness through His death and resurrection. With the Father, He longs and waits for all of His children to come back to Him.
That is our prayer for all who visit this website.
In 1958 the bishop invited the Carmelite nuns to Savannah in the firm belief and concern that the efforts to evangelize the Diocese of Savannah would bear fruit only if supported by prayer.
It is our special joy to pray and sacrifice for the priests, seminarians, and deacons of our diocese so that they will be faithful, courageous, and holy in their vocations as they lead souls to Christ.
Our daily schedule provides a rhythm and balance between community life and times of silence and solitude.
An atmosphere of prayer pervades our life in common lived in the presence of God.
“All of us who wear this holy Carmelite habit are called to prayer and contemplation. This is what we were founded for. We are descended from those holy fathers of ours on Mount Carmel, those who went in search of that treasure – the priceless pearl we are talking about...”
- St. Teresa of Avila
HELP US TO CONTINUE OUR
MISSION OF FAITH AND PRAYER.
We humbly ask that you support us through prayer, financial gifts, and sharing our story.