Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 8, 2017 / 02:01 am
The archdiocese of Philadelphia voiced joy and gratitude for 10 young Discalced Carmelite nuns and a new chaplain who have recently transferred to the local Carmelite monastery.
"The support provided by the Carmelites to the mission of the local Church is inestimably valuable," said Ken Gavin, director of communication for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
In comments to CNA, Gavin noted the youth and vitality brought by the new sisters, who are all in their 20s and 30s.
"As women who have dedicated their entire lives to contemplation and prayer for the good of others, they constantly seek intercession on behalf of all members of the Church, for the conversion of hearts to Christ, and for the ministries and good works of the Church to bear fruit," he said.