"This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
- John 13:35
Three Sisters founded the little priory here in East Orange. They came to help the Brothers, who at that time served both Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Orange and Saint Joseph Parish in East Orange. The Master of the vineyard had sent more laborers to help them with the harvest. From the small beginning with three Sisters, our priory has grown to house seven, eight, or even nine Sisters.
The Sisters desire to cooperate joyfully and generously in doing the daily chores of communal life, from accounting to moping the floor, and from welcoming guests to emptying the trash bins. Our cooperation for the common good in our fraternal service bears witness to charity and poverty.
And so the Sisters continue living this fraternal life in joyful hope which they desire to share with all they meet.
Meet the sisters
A little game with the Sisters... Guess which sister is under the patronage of the saint presented.
The Bible Quote provided is a clue to this sister's identity.
Who's Patron Saint Am I?
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future
and a hope."
- Jeremiah 29:11
The Bible Quote helped me say "yes" to my vocation call and still sustains me. "I have seen the Lord!" is my favorite line of Saint Mary Magdalene.
"I have seen the Lord!"
- St. Mary Magdalene (John 20:18)
Sr. Lety Guadalupe
"Your face, Lord, do I seek; hide not your face from me."
- Psalm 27
"My Immaculate heart will be your refuge, and the way which will lead you to heaven." This was the message of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Lucia at Fatima, which I also receive as my own.
Sr. Lucy of Jesus
"I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you."
- Jeremiah 31:3
These two quotes helped me to respond with a "Fiat" to the Call and like an oasis, it sustains me.
"God sought me out when I fled from Him; He will not abandon me now that I seek Him, or at least do not flee from Him anymore."
- St. Claude la Colombier
Sr. Seána Rose
" I thirst!"
- John 19:30
My favorite Word from Scriptures is the shortest ever written and I have several friends saints like St. Joan of Arc, St. Jacinta and
Bl. Carlo Acutis.
"To do your will is my delight; my God, your law is in my heart!"
- Psalm 40:9
My Patron Saint is St. Agata and my hero and favorite saint is St. Pope John Paul II.
"Do not be afraid, open wide the door to Christ."
- St. John Paul II
"I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am."
"All shall be well and all shall be well. All manner of things shall be well. - Bl. Julian of Norwich" Quotes like this and the Scriptures are lamp lights to my path.
Sr. Dominique Marie
"Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be and becoming that person."
- St. Therese of Lisieux
"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed it to the childlike..."
- Matthew 11:25
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest... "
-Mt. 11:28-29 This quote and that of St. Francis' are nourishment for the soul and
all these I treasure.
Sr. Francis Mary
"The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today."
- St. Francis of Assisi
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Come pray and visit us. Our schedule are as follows:
7 am Morning Prayer
11: 40 am Midday Prayer
12 noon Mass at the Parish
5 pm Adoration
6 pm Evening Prayer
8:30 pm Night Prayer
10 pm Grand Silence
Wednesday : Desert Day, day of silence
11:30 am Mass in our chapel
1 pm - 8 pm Adoration
Thursday : 8 am Mass with Brothers in their parish
5 pm Evening Prayer
5:30 pm - 7:45pm Adoration and Holy Hour
Sunday: Mass at the parish