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Last falls' Discernment Retreat

Our Discernment Retreat is April 7-9, 2017 in Cleveland, OH. Learn more here.

For more information contact Sr. Jeanette Marie, HMSS, at sisterjeanette@hotmail.com or call (216) 526-6435.

News Updates

Update from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Convent in Cleveland, OH

Sister Rita Pinedo, HMSS, has been transferred to the St. Augustine convent in Gainesville, FL.

Sister Lucy Sanchez, HMSS, has been transferred to the San Antonio de Padua convent in San Antonio, TX. 

Please continue to pray for our sisters!  Thank you!  

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May God bless you this 2016 year of the Lord, which our dear Pope Francis has dedicated to celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy!

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Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love

Read the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on Love in the Family! Signed on March 19, 2016, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph!

Click for a Summary of Amoris Laetitia.

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"This Exhortation is especially timely in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. First, because it represents an invitation to Christian families to value the gifts of marriage and the family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience. Second, because it seeks to encourage everyone to be a sign of mercy and closeness wherever family life remains imperfect or lacks peace and joy.  I will begin with an opening chapter inspired by the Scriptures, to set a proper tone. I will then examine the actual situation of families, in order to keep firmly grounded in reality. I will go on to recall some essential aspects of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the family, thus paving the way for two central chapters dedicated to love. I will then highlight some pastoral approaches that can guide us in building sound and fruitful homes in accordance with God’s plan, with a full chapter devoted to the raising of children. Finally, I will offer an invitation to mercy and the pastoral discernment of those situations that fall short of what the Lord demands of us, and conclude with a brief discussion of family spirituality." (from the Introduction, AL 5-6)