I will be entering Carmel soon and I created this site to help answer the questions people have about religious life, especially cloistered life.  All the questions are ones that I asked at some point in my discernment process.  If you have more questions, you are welcome to ask me – just use the comment box at the bottom of any of the posts.

Margaret More:  But in reason! Haven’t you done as much as God can reasonably want?
Sir Thomas More: …Well, finally… it isn’t a matter of reason. Finally, it’s a matter of love. – A Man for All Seasons

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

How do those in the cloister help those in the world?

What are the stages of formation in religious life?

What is a typical day like for a cloistered nun?

What is a vocation?

What is the Liturgy of the Hours?

Why can’t women be ordained instead of only becoming a sister or a nun?

Why do cloistered nuns appear not to do anything productive?

Why do religious give up marriage?

Why do religious take a vow of obedience?

Why do religious take a vow of poverty?

What is the reason for the enclosure of the cloister? 

Here are some other websites that may be helpful:

Vocation resources

Religious Vocation

Cloistered Life

Paths of Love