Honestly, if I Weren't a Married Man . . .

January 29, 2009 by  
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http://www.carmelitemonks.org

In a solitary monastery under the Rocky Mountains in northern Wyoming, the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming seek to perpetuate the charism of the Blessed Virgin Mary, living the Marian life as prescribed by the primitive Carmelite Rule and the ancient monastic observance. This new monastery of contemplative monks lives a life of faithful orthodoxy to the Magisterium, where joy and peace abound in a manly, agrarian way of life.

The Carmelite Monks wear the Holy Habit faithfully, which includes the brown Carmelite scapular and white mantle of our Lady of Mount Carmel. These young Roman Catholic monks live a full, reverent, and traditional Carmelite liturgical life, with the Divine Office and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being prayed in Latin with Gregorian Chant.

Desiring to become great saints, this community of strictly cloistered contemplative men has a vehement longing to live the entirety of the customs and charism established by Ss. John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila in the Discalced Carmelite Reform, namely: strict monastic enclosure, two hours of contemplative prayer daily, study and spiritual reading, and manual labor.

The Carmelite monk may aspire to be a lay brother or a priest who celebrates the Sacraments, gives spiritual direction, and preaches retreats to the monastery retreatants. Once mature in the spiritual life, a Carmelite monk may aspire to become a solitary hermit in the mountains, alone with the Alone. With a burning love of God and a missionary zeal for souls, the Carmelite monk immolates his life in the vows of obedience, chastity and poverty for the Holy Roman Catholic Church and the entire world.
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9 Responses to “Honestly, if I Weren't a Married Man . . .”
  1. professio says:

    I hear you, Patrick.

  2. Chad Toney says:

    “Honestly, if I Weren’t a Married Man . . .”

    I know this feeling…monk envy?

  3. Adoro says:

    NOW you know why I’m attracted to the monastic life.

    Just sayin’.

    Um…I don’t wanna be a monk, though. :-D

  4. Fr. Bud Pelletier says:

    Oh GREAT, there you go throwing temptation squarely in my face.

  5. Patrick Madrid says:

    But, but . . .

  6. memoriadei says:

    Well. you can be married and be an Oblate! Ok, if not Carmelite then certainly Cistericans in Wisconsin. Contemplation, silence, oh ya!

  7. pans_soul says:

    Their dedication and faith must be great. Wish I had half as much.

  8. nekogal says:

    Yeah! *LOVE* Mystic Monk Coffee!

    http://mysticmonkcoffee.com

  9. Carolina Cannonball says:

    and they make some kick a@@ coffee!

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