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Before the Veil

I was a Discalced Third Order Aspirant before I became a Religious.  I treasure those times of study, enthusiasm and fervor.  I could not get enough of Carmel and I loved studying the Rule.  It was God’s way of drawing me to Himself.  Carmel is truly a “garden.”  The more one enters its threshold, the more one is captivated by its ideals.  It is wonderful to belong to Our Lady’s family, to wear her habit, to claim the Saints of the Order as our brothers and sisters.  Do you feel the same?  My years in Religious life have shown me the desert of Carmel as well.  But despite it all, I can truly say with Saint Peter on Mount Tabor, “How wonderful it is to be here!”

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