Institute on Religious Life

Vocation Profile - Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sr. Therese Bui O.C.D.
Vocation Director
5714 Holladay Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

801-277-6075
carmelsl@xmission.com
www.CarmelSLC.org

International?Yes
Professed members11
Year founded1952
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAutonomous

(Arch)dioceses
Salt Lake City, UT
Mission
Although Carmel is enclosed, it is essentially missionary and active through contemplative prayer. Since these nuns live in Utah, which is predominantly Mormon, the Catholic diocese living in a spiritual desert needs the witness and support of the nuns' contemplative life. The nuns live joyfully their vocation of love, prayer and union with God to pray for priests and the salvation of souls.
Qualifications
Practicing Catholics who are physically and psychologically balanced.
Formation
At least six years of living in the community and studying the Carmelite Rule and Constitutions, the Carmelite saints and essential elements of contemplative life.
Age range/limit
20-40
Belated vocations?
Yes: Sometimes