About Us

The Carmelite Community of the Word

     is a Religious Institute of Diocesan Right.

          The Sisters pronounce public vows of

               celibate chastity, poverty and obedience

                    and dedicate themselves to apostolic ministry.

Responding in faith to this Word, we see ourselves as primarily as women of prayer who choose to engage ourselves actively in ministerial labors that contribute to the building up of the Body of Christ, particularly in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Led by the Spirit, we seek this Word as revealed in Scripture and received by the Church in order that our lives might bear fruit in contemplative prayer and apostolic service.

Formed in the tradition of Carmel, we seek first the reign of God through lives that unite prayer, penance and service in such a way that we can be called true daughters of the Church.