Carmelite nuns in Sierra Nevada foothills seeking chaplain

Fourteen Discalced Carmelites in Georgetown, California, hope to fill position by March, benefits include use of a furnished house, a car, and a stipend "commensurate with his needs and/or our abilities"

Sierra Nevada foothills, view from Carmelite enclosure (image from Father Z’s Blog)

Today I received a note from Mother Mary Bethany OCD, of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Georgetown, California (D. Sacramento).

They need a new chaplain by March.

I asked for some details and Mother wrote back:

We are requesting a (reverent) Novus Ordo Mass, which most of our Sisters are used to.  Our Divine Office is in English also.

Our chaplain would have the use of a furnished house on our property, a car, a stipend commensurate with his needs and/or our abilities.  We would hope for Confessions every two weeks, and a Benediction /Adoration service on Sunday afternoons.

We are located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in a quiet rural place, so our chaplain should be able to endure silence & solitude, with some limited apostolate to the little town of Georgetown if he is able.  Not necessary.

There are 14 of us, 2 novices in formation and 12 black veils, ranging in age from 20 – 85.

We’re dedicated to St Therese, we love the Holy Face devotions, we love St Teresa of Avila!

Our bishop is Jaime Soto (Sacramento) and he is aware of our search.

Full story at Father Z’s blog.

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  1. Looks like a very serene place. Ideal for the contemplative life.

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