The Discalced Carmelite Sisters came to the Diocese in July of 2012 and the Catholic Voice wrote an ariticle about their arrival and about the welcoming celebration at St. Monica Church in Moraga.
The Sisters have Mass daily; priests from throughtout the Diocese are currently offering the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo Mass for them. Their Mass schedule can be found by clicking here.
In January of 2014 a very generous benefactor made possible the return of the Carmelites to the monastery in Kensington. The buildings, however, are in a sad state of disrepair and need significant work before the nuns will be able to move in. The Catholic Voice reported on this recently.
In addition to the physical repairs to the buildings that must be done, becuase they are moving from the very small quarters in Canyon to a much larger complex in Kensington, the Sisters have many specific needs. Please click here to learn how you can help them. Donations can be made through our diocesan donation form online.
In addition, an has been started to give updates on the Kensington remodel project.
As of November 22, 2014, the Sisters have moved into their new home in Kensington. They offer prayers and many thanks for all those donors who have made this possible.
For those who may be celebrating sacraments at the Carmel other than their regular Masses, the current "guidelines" for this can be found in this document.