Carmelite Monastery of the Mother of God

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Discalced Carmelite Nuns {Cloistered Contemplatives}

The Carmel of the Mother of God in MARIN

Located in San Rafael California.

It was the genius of St. Teresa of Avila, in the Spain of the 16th century, that captured the spirit of the prophet Elijah. She blended this eremitic life with the cenobitic in a balance which was her new and inspirited gift to contemplative life, totally given to prayer, silence, sacrifice, and manual labor.