CARMEL CONTINUES IN MOBILE----On March 16, 2010 the four remaining Carmelite's had to leave their monastery due to old age. Now they live with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in their retirement community at the Convent of Mercy in West Mobile, Alabama. We are happy to announce that all four of the retired nuns have now returned to the monastery.
On February 20, 2011 eight brave young nuns from the Carmelite Monastery in Nah Trang, Vietnam arrived in Mobile. They volunteered to come to Mobile to continue the life prayer and sacrifice that the Carmelites have given to the Archdiocese of Mobile since four nuns arrived in Mobile from Philadelphia in 1943.
In an effort to support themselves by the work of their hands the Sisters are making vestments for Priests, Rosaries, and beautiful greeting cards.
A book is now available at the Visitation Gift Shop, The Portier House Gift Shop, and at the Monastery telling the story of the Carmelite Monastery from the foundation in 1943 to the renewal in 2011. It is written by a well know Mobile author and very dear friend of Carmel, Mrs. Anna Bailey Crow. If you would like to order any of the things the nuns are making just fill in the contact us information and we will be in touch with you.
The community is pictured here with Mother Myriam from The Carmelite Monastery in Phu Cuong in Vietnam.