Title: BRIEF PRESENTATION: THE LIFE OF THE DISCALCED CARMELITE NUN, A
This 20 minute DVD beautifully describes the history and life of the Sisters of Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Sioux City, Iowa. Rising at 4:45 the nuns begin their day with solitary prayer, breakfast and praying the Liturgy of the Hours. They likewise come together to share in the celebration of the Eucharist. Each day includes labor such as cleaning and upkeep of the building; caring for the grounds and gardens; packaging hosts; and the making of custom vestments. They come together seven times each day for prayer. They also share meals and two recreation periods. Formation begins with postulancy and then entering the novitiate in about six months. Two years later the novice has her first profession of vows and then wears the white veil. Three years later she may be invited to profess solemn vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and then receives the brown habit. This program is very complete and would be very good for vocation awareness. Formation is a life-long process. The Carmel life provides the freedom to live for God in a consecrated service to Christ and his church. 20 minutes
Media ID: 61598
Length: 20 Min.
Publisher: Carmelite Nuns
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult