I had heard of the Fairfield Carmelites over the past year or two. I was even vaguely familiar with their situation – having received a “visitation”, and in the midst of a large building project.
What I did not anticipate was that they would become a part of my life the way that they have. In truth, I believe I am already a part of their life as they spend their days praying for the Church and the world. I’d like to believe I fall into at least one of those categories.
I finally got to visit their grounds and hear Mass in their chapel. Stunning, sobering, stranquil (sorry ,I couldn’t find another “s” word so I made one up)… I vowed I must return and I must spread word of them however I can so that others might give their prayers and their financial support. These women are probably the closest thing you will encounter to angelic beings on this earth and, from the looks of things, their new monastery might be a tiny piece of heaven. Check out this video that was just shared with me.
Please, at the very least, offer a rosary for the sisters and their intentions. It is the least any of us can do considering their life of prayer offered for us. If you can give, there is information at the end of the video about that. Last week I bought a hoodie but I think that sale has concluded.
May God bless these women and their work!
St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, pray for us!