The Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a pontifical institute of women religious who currently minister in south Louisiana, Illinois, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste. They are heirs to a rich tradition of contemplative prayer, community life and service as members of the Order of Carmel, the ancient observance.
The special charism of the congregation is an orientation to a life of prayer and service in union with Jesus, in whom continual prayer and action coexist harmoniously. They are nourished by contemplative prayer, community life, and devotion to Mary, a woman of simplicity and faith. Their prophetic call as Carmelites moves them …to be in active ministries that help bring about a more peaceful, just and loving world. In keeping with their mission statement, these active ministries include education, health care, parish ministry, retreat and spiritual direction, social work and social services.
Sisterhood is a special, 7-part series which gives viewers an exclusive look into the daily lives of these remarkable women betrothed to Christ. Vietnam, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda are just some of the countries where we visit with sisters who toil tirelessly in the vineyard of the Lord. Educators, health professionals, prayer warriors, catechists, counsellors, ministers to the poor -- Sisterhood brings to light the myriad ways in which these wonderful women of the Gospel shine a light on the dark parts of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden, and neither can the infectious love of these sisters who bring hope and zeal to every soul they touch. Watch and be inspired by the beauty and the joy of Sisterhood.